Montefiore Einstein Department of Medicine

Department Faculty

Dr. Cristina M. Gonzalez, M.D.

Cristina M. Gonzalez, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Professional Interests

Cristina M. Gonzalez, M.D., M.Ed., Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (and an alumna) completed her internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical Center, and her medical education research fellowship at University of Cincinnati, earning a Master’s Degree in Medical Education.  Upon completion of that fellowship she was selected as a Scholar in the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  This prestigious four-year award launched her research program designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions aimed at implicit bias recognition and management in clinical encounters.  She was subsequently selected as a Scholar in the Macy Faculty Scholars Program of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to continue advancing her work.  

Dr. Gonzalez is an internationally renowned expert in the development of skills-based curricular interventions in implicit bias recognition and management (IBRM) for physicians across the continuum of training and practice. In 2019 she transitioned from foundation funding and was awarded NIH funding from the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities. This grant provides five years of funding to design and validate novel metrics facilitating future evaluation of interventions focused on IBRM with robust, clinically relevant outcome metrics.

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Research Information

In the News

Pain in Children is Often Ignored. For Children of Color, It's Even Worse

Cristina Gonzalez, M.D., M.Ed., an expert in implicit bias recognition and management, recalls the case of a young Hispanic patient whose caregivers initially doubted his pain level, which could have delayed his treatment and led to life-threatening damage. Dr. Gonzalez is professor of medicine at Einstein and a hospitalist at Montefiore.

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