Jeffrey S Gonzalez
Director of the New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translation Research
Jeffrey S Gonzalez Jeffrey S Gonzalez, PhD is a director of the New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translation Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Jeffrey Gonzalez's research focuses on identifying factors associated with problems with treatment adherence and disease self-management among individuals living with chronic illness, particularly diabetes, and on developing interventions to improve treatment adherence, self-management and health outcomes. His research also focuses on understanding linkages among depression, illness-related distress, self-management and health outcomes.

Dr. Gonzalez, Director of the Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) Lab, is dedicated to conducting clinically meaningful research geared toward identifying psychological and behavioral factors associated with better treatment adherence, health and quality of life outcomes within a variety of chronic illnesses. We are particularly interested in the link between emotional distress and treatment nonaderence as a potential explanatory pathway for the relationship between depression and risk for poor health outcomes in various chronic illness populations. Much of the lab's current work focuses on the development and evaluation of self-management interventions for adults with type 2 diabetes.