Sonia K. González / Public Health

Graduate Student Researcher
June 2012 – May 2016

Project: Where can I get an HIV test? There's an App for that.
NML Awards: The New Media Lab Digital Dissertation Award (April 2013), The History and Public Health Award (March 2013)

Sonia K. González

Drawing from her training at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and over 15 years of HIV prevention experience working with vulnerable young people in Austin and New York, Sonia González has developed a strong interest in community and reproductive health. She has a proven track record working with adolescents in HIV prevention and is particularly interested in research concerning poor young people of color, mHealth specifically to improve sexual health education and connection to clinical services.

Among her many achievements, Ms. González co-founded the Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition; served as Deputy Director for Love Heals, a non-profit organization focused on HIV prevention among teens in NYC; and served as a Board of Director for the Red Hook Initiative. In the fall of 2009, she returned to school at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she is earning a Doctorate of Public Health (DPH) with a focus on Community, Health & Society and an Interactive Technology Pedagogy (ITP) Certificate.

When she is not working, she is traveling, cycling, or enjoying good food in Brooklyn.