Cristina M. Gonzalez, M.D., M.Ed. completed her medical education at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, her internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical Center, and her medical education fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, earning a Master’s Degree in Medical Education in 2012. That same year she was selected as a Scholar in the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This prestigious four-year award launched her research program designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions aimed at the recognition and management of implicit bias in clinical encounters. She was subsequently selected as a Scholar in the Macy Faculty Scholars Program to continue advancing her work.
Dr. Gonzalez is a Professor of Medicine working locally and nationally in the development of curricular interventions for physicians across the continuum of training and practice. In 2019 she received the New Investigator Award from the Association of American Medical College’s Research in Medical Education (RIME) Committee and she was also awarded an NIH K23 from the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities. This grant provides five years of funding to design and validate novel metrics facilitating future evaluation of interventions focused on physician implicit bias with robust, clinically relevant outcome metrics.
Dr. Gonzalez’s research is focused on implicit bias recognition and management (IBRM). Her approach capitalizes on people’s good intentions and is skills-based.
Together with her team, they design, implement, and evaluate interventions to enable individuals to recognize when implicit bias may be negatively influencing an interpersonal encounter, and then utilize skills to mitigate this influence and reach the positive outcomes they intend, aligning with their conscious values.
We are always seeking partners to expand the breadth and depth of our interventions. If you also have a behavioral approach to implicit bias recognition and management and are interested in a potential collaboration, please click here.
Introductory seminars focus on identifying the initial strategy for implicit bias recognition and management. Subsequent seminars will target the development and practice of skills.
Participants can expect to leave our seminars empowered with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to contribute to an inclusive professional environment where all individuals are valued and appreciated.
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