Felisa Gonzales

Felisa Gonzales

[email protected]


Current Research

sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, unintended pregnancy, acculturation, identity, health disparities


The Colorado College, B.S. in Neuroscience, 2001



In Press / Under Review:

Gonzales*, F.A., Hurtado-de-Mendoza, A., Santoyo-Olsson, J., & Nápoles, A.M. (2015). Do coping strategies mediate the effects of emotional support on emotional well-being among Latina breast cancer survivors? Manuscript submitted for publication.

Hurtado-de-Mendoza, A., Serrano, A., Gonzales*, F.A., Fernandez, N., Cabling, M., & Kaltman, S. (2015). Trauma-exposed Latina Immigrants’ networks: A social network analysis. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Kaltman, S., Gonzales*, F.A., Hurtado, A., Serrano, A.M, & Mete, M. (2015). Trauma exposure, mental health, and physical health among Latina immigrants in primary care. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Kaltman, S., Hurtado, A., Serrano, A.M, & Gonzales*, F.A. (2015). A novel mental health intervention strategy for low-income, trauma-exposed Latina immigrants in primary care. Manuscript submitted for publication.


Zea, M.C., Reisen, C.A., del Rio Gonzales*, A.M., Bianchi, F.T., Ramirez-Valles, J., Poppen P.J. (2015). HIV prevalence and awareness of positive serostatus among men who have sex with men and transgender women in Bogotá, Colombia. American Journal of Public Health.  Advance online publication. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302307


Bianchi, F. T., Reisen, C. A., Zea, M. C., Vidal-Ortiz, S., Gonzales, F. A., Betancourt, F., & ... Poppen, P. J. (2014). Sex work among men who have sex with men and transgender women in Bogotá. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43(8), 1637-1650. doi:10.1007/s10508-014-0260-z

Gonzales*, F.A., del Rio Gonzalez*, A.M., & Zea, M.C. (2014). HIV prevention in youth. In M. Stevenson & L. Metsch (Eds.), Encyclopedia of AIDS (pp.1-8). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-9610-6_116-1

Gonzales*, F. A., Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. (2014). Using an optimality index to understand perinatal health disparities: A pilot study with Latina immigrants.  Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 25(3), 265-272. doi:10.1177/1043659614522302 (online first, February, 2014)

Hurtado‐de‐Mendoza, A., Gonzales, F. A., Serrano, A., & Kaltman, S. (2014). Me mandó a traer: Weak 'strong ties' in Latina immigrants’ social networks. Journal of Community Psychology, 42(4), 479-494. doi:10.1002/jcop.21623

Hurtado-de-Mendoza, A., Gonzales, F. A., Serrano, A., & Kaltman, S. (2014). Social isolation and perceived barriers to establishing social networks among Latina immigrants. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53(1-2), 73-82. doi:10.1007/s10464-013-9619-x

Kaltman, S., Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Gonzales, F. A., & Serrano, A. (2014). Preferences for trauma-related mental health services among Latina immigrants from Central America, South America, and Mexico. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6(1), 83-91. doi:10.1037/a0031539

Zea, M. C., Aguilar-Pardo, M., Betancourt, F., Reisen, C. A., & Gonzales, F. (2014). Mixed methods research with internally displaced Colombian gay and bisexual men and transwomen. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 8(3), 212-221. doi:10.1177/1558689814527941


Bianchi, F.T., Reisen, C.A., Gonzales, F.A., Arroyo, J. C., Zea, M.C., & Poppen, P.J. (2013). Sex with sex workers among Latino day laborers in Suburban Maryland. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 42(5), 835-849. First published online, 16 October 2012. doi: 10.1007/s10508-012-0010-z

Gonzales, F.A., & Zea, M. C. (2013).  Physical health of women of color.  In L. Comas-Diaz & B. Greene (Eds.), Women of Color Psychological Health: Intersections, Challenges, and Opportunities (pp. 101-132). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Landry, M., Gonzales, F.A., Wood, S., & Vyas, A. (2013). New media utilization and sexual behavior among Latino adolescents. American Journal of Health Behavior, 37(3), 422-430. doi:10.5993/AJHB.37.3.15

Zea, M. C., Bianchi, F. T., Reisen, C. A., Gonzales, F. A., Betancourt, C. F., Aguilar Pardo, M., & Poppen, P. J. (2013). Armed conflict, homonegativity, and forced internal displacement: Implications for HIV among Colombian gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Culture, Health, and Sexuality.First published online, April 15, 2013.  doi: 10.1080/13691058.2013.779028   


Gonzales, F.A., Zea, M.C., Reisen, C.A., Bianchi, F.T., Betancourt, C.F., Aguilar Pardo, M., & Poppen, P.J. (2012). Popular perceptions of circumcision among Colombian men who have sex with men. Culture, Health, & Sexuality, 14(9), 991-1005doi: 10.1080/13691058.2012.712719


Kaltman, S., Hurtado, A., Gonzales, F.A., Serrano, A.M., & Guarnaccia, P.J. (2011). Contextualizing the trauma experience of women immigrants from Central America, South America, and Mexico. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 24(6), 625-642. doi: 10.1002/jts.20698