Sonia K. González

Committed to reproductive justice, fail forward with the tech stuff, doctorate of public health

Drawing from training at CUNY School of Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health and over 15 years of HIV prevention experience working with vulnerable young people in Austin and New York, I have developed a strong commitment to community health and reproductive justice. When not working, I am traveling, cycling, or enjoying good food in Austin.


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Academic Interests

Public Health

 Young People of Color in Urban Areas
Interactive Technology & Pedagogy
New Digital Media


Schmeltz, M.T.; Gonzalez, S.K.; Fuentes, L.; Kwan, A.; Ortega-Williams, A.; Cowan, L.P. (2013). Lessons from Hurricane Sandy: A Community Response in Brooklyn, New York. Journal of Urban Health 90(5), 799-809. DOI: 10.1007/s11524-013-9832-9.
Gonzalez-Gladstein, S.K. “Perspectives from the Field: Community Resilience in Post-Sandy Red Hook, Brooklyn”. McSilver Institute for Poverty and Research. Accessed:
Cushman, L. F., Cairo, L., Caseras, F., & Jimenez-Bautista, A. (Eds.)[Gonzalez, S., Contributor] (2006). Finding their way: A qualitative study of adolescent migration between the Dominican Republic and the United States. Santo Domingo, RD: Profamilia.

Select Awards

National Research Service Award, Department of Health Human Services, National Institutes of Mental Health (1F31MH099924-01, “Piloting a Mobile App for HIV Risk Reduction among Young Latinas & Black Females”)

National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. Behavioral Science Training in Drug Abuse Research Predoctoral Fellowship (awarded but not accepted 2012).

National Institutes of Mental Health Fellow (Krauss, B., Parsons, J., Roye, C. & Wheeler, D., PI/co-Is, R25MH083602), (2008-2012).

Current Titles

Health Technology Project Director, Healthy CUNY Initiative


City University of New York School of Public Health

Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
The University of Texas at Austin