• Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Global Health
Virginia Gonzales

International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
901 Boren, Suite 1100
Box 359932
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

Phone Number: 
206-616-1355
Fax: 
206-221-4945
Email: 
gonza@uw.edu
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Biography 

MSW, MPH, EdD, Senior Lecturer, Emeritus, officially retired but active as a DGH faculty advisor. She sits on the Inter Professional Education Committee for the School of Public Health, as well as on the DGH Admissions Committee, and Thomas Francis Global Health Fellowship Committee. Her research interest are in the area of HIV AIDS prevention. Other interest includes training health care providers working on prevention of Mother to child Transmission of HIV/AIDS, and HIV AIDS prevention with LGBT populations. Her work on Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS activities took place in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya, and the Caribbean. She served as the Technical Specialist for the University of Washington and University of Namibia (UNAM) Twinning Project, a five-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work with UNAM faculty to support the graduate program in public health. She has also worked on Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS activities in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya, and the Caribbean.

Education 
  • EdD (Harvard University)
  • MPH (University of California (Berkeley))
  • MSW (University of California (Berkeley))
  • BA (California State University, Los Angeles)
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • English
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Education and Training
  • HIV Transmission
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Social Work
  • STDs (other than HIV)
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 
Expertise 

Women's health, national and international STD/HIV/AIDS prevention, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Publications 

Gonzales, V., Washienko, KW., Chapman, LI., Arredondo, EM., Huckeba, HJ., Krone, MR., Downer, A. Sexual and Drug Risk Factors for HIV and STDs: A Comparison of Women With and Without Bisexual Experiences. American Journal of Public Health. December, 1999.

Van Devanter, N., Cohall, M., Litwak, E., Gonzales, V., Travers, S., Greenberg, J. Developing and Maintaining Post-Intervention Drop-In Groups for Women at Risk of HIV/STDs: The WINGS Experience. Accepted by the journal: Women and Health. 1998.

Van Devanter, N., Gonzales, V., Merzel, C., Parikh, N., Celantano, D., Greenberg, J. Effect of an STD/HIV Behavioral A Intervention on Women’s Use of the Female Condom. American Journal of Public Health. January 2002, Vol. Jan; 92, No 1.

Smith, S., Gonzales, V. Developing Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health Education Materials. Studies in Communication Science. December 2005, Vol. 5, No 2: 111-128.

Mahat, A., Bezruchka, S., Gonzales, V., Connell, F. Assessment of Graduate Public Health Education in Nepal and Perceived Needs of Faculty and Students. Human Resources for Health, 2013.