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Virginia Gonzales

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My committment is to work with STD/HIV/AIDS in populations of women and underserved communities nationally and internationally.

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Health Services
Senior Lecturer, Global Health (primary appt.)


EdD   Harvard University, 1988   (Counseling, Consulting Psychology)
MPH   University of California (Berkeley), 1974   (Community Mental Health)
MSW   University of California (Berkeley), 1971   (Social Work)
BA   California State University, Los Angeles, 1969   (Sociology)

Contact Info


International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
901 Boren, Suite 1100
Box 359932
Seattle, WA 98104

campus box:   359932
voice:   206-616-1355
fax:   206-221-4945


Virginia Gonzales is a Senior Consultant for International Projects for TVT Synergy at the UW Center for Health Education and Research. This 5 year USAID funded project focuses on HIV/AIDS control activities in developing countries. Professor Gonzales is also the Director of Education for a Fogarty Funded project with a mandate to train health providers on applications of computer technologies and information science in public health. She served as Co-Principal Investigator on a project that focused on STD/HIV/AIDS in high-risk women. She also served as the Health Education Specialist for the WHO Global Program on AIDS in South East Asia.

Women's health, national and international STD/HIV/AIDS prevention, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Mahat A, Bezruchka SA, Gonzales V, Connell FA. Assessment of graduate public health education in Nepal and perceived needs of faculty and students. Hum Resour Health. 2013 Apr 26;11(1):16. doi: 10.1186/1478-4491-11-16.  PMID: 23621945    PMCID: PMC3640966

Co-Director, Multicultural International Research Training Fellowship (MIRT)

NIH Funded Project

Senior Consultant to International Projects, TvT Synergy

TvT Synergy is a five year performance-based contract that provides technical assistance to the United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID) in the design, evaluation, and coordination of HIV/AIDS programs, and in the identification and dissimination of lessons learned from these programs. The Synergy Project is implemented by TvT associates, Inc., with support from the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD (CFAS)

Committe Member for International Committe of the Lifelong AIDS Alliance

This committee focuses on HIV/AIDS actitivies in developing countries.