Office of the Chancellor

May 8 - Oscar Gonzalez, Ph.D. ’11

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Oscar Gonzalez, Ph.D. ’11

Oscar Gonzalez, Ph.D. ’11

Captain Oscar Gonzalez is a Research Psychologist recently assigned to U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, NC. He was previously stationed at the Uniformed Services University which is a health science university of the U.S. federal government. Dr. Gonzalez earned his Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Behavior at University of California, Irvine, with a focus on psychopathology. He has functioned in a variety of settings, including as a consultant for the Lawrence Livermore National Lab and as a research proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation. His research has focused on military populations. More specifically, CPT Gonzalez has designed and executed theoretically-grounded research to examine the interplay between psychological trauma and readjustment. He also developed a measure of veterans’ current emotions associated to their previous deployment experiences. His work has been published in a number of scientific journals and co-authored a book chapter. Off duty, his hobbies include exercising, cooking, and woodworking.