Associate Professor, Department Chair of Doctoral Nursing Program
Division of Graduate Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Department
Bellet Building, Rm. 507
Elizabeth W. Gonzalez, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC is a tenured associate professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Research and Theory Development from New York University in 1990. She is certified as a clinical specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and maintains a private practice. She is well respected in the field of mental health and psychiatric nursing. A frequent participant in scientific forum, her research contributions have been in clinical judgment, depression among the elderly, minority health issues and cross-cultural research among family caregivers of relatives with Alzheimer`s disease. She received funding from NIMH, ANA/Ethnic Fellowship Program and a Supplement Grant from the National Institute on Aging. She was a Faculty Scholar for the Hartford Gerontological Institute in Nursing Research in 2002. Her current research is funded by NINR to enhance resourceful skills in family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease.
Prior to moving to Drexel University, Dr. Gonzalez served as a faculty at Villanova University and Thomas Jefferson University. She is a research grant reviewer for the American Nurses Foundation.