Stony Brook University Receives Faculty Diversity Program Grant To Support the Work of Adam Gonzalez, PhD

Adam Gonzalez, PhD

April 23, 2014 – Stony Brook University has received a Faculty Diversity Program Grant to support the appointment of Adam Gonzalez, PhD as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. The grant, which is funded by SUNY’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will partially offset Dr. Gonzalez’s salary for three years and support his research activities.

The grant program is designed to encourage the recruitment and promotion of outstanding scholars from groups who are underrepresented in higher education. Dr. Gonzalez, an accomplished researcher who is Hispanic and openly gay, hopes to serve as a role model for gay and Hispanic students pursuing clinical research careers. He is currently working with Dr. Glenda Trujillo of the Department of Pathology to develop a mentoring program designed to open additional research opportunities for students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Dr. Gonzalez is the Principal Investigator on two major grants – one on mind-body treatment for World Trade Center responders with comorbid PTSD and respiratory illness, and the other on the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the respiratory and mental health of World Trade Center responders. He is also the Project Director of a study of an enhanced smoking cessation intervention for World Trade Center responders. In addition to 27 published articles, Dr. Gonzalez has produced dozens of poster and oral presentations at national and international conferences.

“This grant provides an opportunity not only for Dr. Gonzalez but for the Department of Psychiatry,” said department chair Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD. “Dr. Gonzalez is an exceptionally talented and motivated researcher who sets a superb example for our faculty and students. We will all benefit from his appointment.”