Elizabeth W. Gonzalez, PhD., PMHCNS-BC is President of the Asian American & Pacific Islander Nurses Association, Inc. (AAPINA). She is a tenured Associate Professor and Chair of Doctoral Nursing Programs in the College of Nursing & Health Professions at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is certified as a clinical specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and maintains a private practice.
A frequent participant in scientific forum, her research contributions have been in depression among the elderly, gero-psychiatry, resourcefulness, minority health issues, stress in caregiving, and cross-cultural research among family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer`s disease. She was a Faculty Scholar for the Hartford Gerontological Institute in Nursing Research at NYU, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Health Equality in Drexel University. She was a recipient of the Research Development Award from the American Nurses Association, Ethnic Minority Fellowship Programs and a minority fellow of SAMSHA