Research: Senior Leadership
Brian D. Gonzalez, PhD
Brian D. Gonzalez, PhD, is Associate Center Director for Research Diversity & Workforce Development. His office aims to enhance the diversity of Moffitt’s research workforce, including trainees, staff, faculty and leadership. This goal is accomplished by eliminating barriers to the recruitment, training, retention, development and promotion of researchers from underrepresented backgrounds.
Dr. Gonzalez’s research focuses on reducing disparities in cancer quality of life outcomes. He aims to develop biopsychosocial models to identify cancer survivors who are at greatest risk of worsening in quality of life. He also creates digital behavioral interventions to improve quality of life in minority and underserved cancer survivors.
His academic training includes a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida and a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center. After fellowship, he was a tenure-track faculty member at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Dr. Gonzalez joined the Moffitt faculty in 2016 and was appointed Scientific Director of the Participant Research, Interventions, & Measurements (PRISM) Core. Under his leadership, the PRISM Core expanded its services for digital, quantitative and qualitative data collection in support of participant research studies.