Jeffrey Gonzalez, PhD
Jeffrey Gonzalez, PhD, was the first member of his family to attend college. Prior to participating in Project L/EARN, he earned money toward his own college tuition by working as a luggage loader at Newark Airport. His Project L/EARN mentor was Howard Leventhal, Board of Governors Professor of Health Psychology, with whom he conducted research on “The Relationship Between Expectation and Preferences for Sequence of Health Outcomes.”
After earning a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Rutgers University in 1999, Gonzalez attended the University of Miami, where he earned his doctorate in clinical psychology in 2005. He was a clinical fellow in behavioral medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and at Harvard Medical School before joining the faculty of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In addition, Gonzalez is the author of nearly two dozen journal articles and numerous conference presentations, including ongoing collaborations with Leventhal.