Blanca Gonzalez

Examines minority health disparities and barriers to emergency services during crises

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Blanca Gonzalez

Adjunct
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior

Expertise:
Minority health disparities; barriers to health services; emergency response and minority communities

Campus phone: (518) 488-8027
Campus email: bgonzalez@albany.edu

Biography:

Blanca Angelica Gonzalez is a training coordinator for the Center for Public Health Preparedness, a clinical quality specialist with the Cardiac Quality Improvement Initiative and an adjunct professor at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity and the School of Public Health at the University at Albany.

Gonzalez teaches courses on Introduction to Health Emergency Preparedness. She also examines how emergency services interact with minority communities during crises, and barriers to health care for minorities. She has also presented on Hurricane Katrina: public health impacts, then, now, and tomorrow.

Gonzalez holds a master's degree in public health s well as a Graduate Certificate in Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness from the University at Albany. She also holds a bachelor's in nursing degree from Utica College.

She is an experienced Emergency Responder and has more than 10 years experience in Community Health Teaching and Community-based Participatory Research primarily related to health disparities among the Latino population. She is also a N.Y.S. Registered Nurse with more than eight years in Emergency Medicine/Maternal Child and Adolescent Health.