Member Details

Student/Trainee/Staff Member


Christopher J. Gonzalez, MD

Cornell University
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Health Equity/Research Interest

My research focuses on understanding how socio-cultural behaviors and networks can be leveraged to address disparities in obesity and obesity-related conditions among Hispanic populations. This work utilizes a multidimensional approach through analyses of social networks, socially-mediated behaviors and targeted community engagement.


I am an Internal Medicine-trained primary care physician that continues to serve a predominantly under-resourced Hispanic community. My research aims to understand and leverage community strengths to overcome systemic inequities, and I look forward to collaborations to advance that aim through the Center for Health Equity. As a first-generation Latino physician, I am also deeply committed to mentorship and the diversification of the healthcare workforce.




HRSA Health Equity Research Fellow


Cornell University

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Area of Expertise (Methods)


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Area of Expertise (Content)


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Area of interest

Community Engagement and Dissemination, Investigator Development/Mentorship, Education

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Center Membership


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