Dr. Gerard Gonzalez joined our faculty in 2013 as the Director of the BDC Spanish Language Program. She is focused on developing a cost effective program to improve the diabetes care delivery and outcomes of Latinos with type 1 diabetes. She is particularly passionate and interested in developing innovative educational and diabetes care programs specific for Latinos to target the many challenges that providers face while taking care of this growing population. In the US, Hispanic children underutilize diabetes care technology and have higher HbA1c levels than non-Hispanic white children. Dr. Gerard Gonzalez successfully pioneered a novel Shared Medical Appointment (SMA) program in the BDC clinic. The BDC bi-lingual and bi-cultural program includes improving communication with Latino families through training diabetes care providers and community-based efforts to improve the quality of life of Latino families living with type 1 diabetes. She will be starting a replication effort to share her novel SMA program with other T1D centers across the United States.
MD: Universidad La Salle School of Medicine (2005)
Residency: Miami Children’s Hospital (2010)
Fellowship: University of California San Francisco (2013)