Carmen Gonzalez, PhD
Methods Core Faculty
Assistant Professor, Department of Communications
Carmen has always been interested in the various ways in which technology can be leveraged to empower individuals and facilitate resistance. Her community-based research on health communication has focused on the intersection between digital equity and health equity, with the aim of addressing both the information and health needs of underserved communities. As a communications scholar, Carmen explores the sociocultural conditions that shape health disparities and the role of information technology. She currently focuses on the ways in which immigrant families access health information online and how mobile health platforms can help bridge gaps in access and care. Through collaborations with community partners and health experts, Carmen’s goal is to re-conceptualize health literacy in ways that better utilize family assets and leverage digital tools.