DEPARTMENT FACULTY

  Jim Anthony
 
David Barondess
 
Ahnalee Brincks
  Gustavo de los Campos
 
Honglei Chen
 
Debra Furr-Holden
 
Joseph Gardiner
 
Hector M. González
 
Kelly Hirko
 
Claudia Holzman
 
Carol Janney
  Allan Kowzlowski
 
Jean Kerver
 
Chenxi Li
 
Qing Lu
 
Zhehui Luo
 
Claire Margerison-Zilko
 
Janet Osuch
 
Nigel Paneth
 
Dorothy Pathak
 
James Pivarnik
 
Mat Reeves
 
A.Mahdi. Saeed
 
Nicole Talge
 
David Todem
 
Ana Vázquez
 
Elizabeth (Betsy) Wasilevich
 
Julie Wirth
 
Lixin Zhang
 
Adjunct Faculty

GRADUATE DIRECTOR

  David Barondess 

SPECIALISTS - RESEARCH

  Madeleine Lenski

 

Hector M. González, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Bachelor of Science, University of New Mexico – Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego – Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Neurology Department and the Center for Neuroscience - Clinical/Research Neuropsychology

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
909 Fee Road Room B601
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Telephone: 517.353.8623
hmgonzalez@epi.msu.edu

Dr. González’ is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist. His primary research interest is in Latino health and he specializes in neuroepidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology and health services research. His research is focused on identifying modifiable factors associated with improving Latino health and healthcare. He has written on the health of older Mexican Americans and the Latino Health Paradox, and his scholarly writing is reshaping current understanding of healthcare inequalities, especially among Latino ethnic groups. Dr. González is PI of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Neurocognitive Reading Center, which is funded by the National Heart Lung Blood Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He is also funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to examine late-life depression in the United States. He was a contributing author of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force to revise the American Psychological Association’s Guidelines for the Evaluation of Dementia and Age-Related Cognitive Change.

Selected Publications

Ramos, A.R., Tarraf, W., Rundek, T., Redline, S., Wohlgemuth, W.K., Loredo, J.S., Sacco, R.L., Lee, D.J., Arens, R., Lazalde, P., Choca, J.P., Mosley, T.H., González, HM.** (2015) The Association between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Neurocognitive Function in Hispanic Men and Women: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS/SOL). Neurology. 

González, H.M., Tarraf, W., Gouskova, N., Gallo, L.C., Penendo, F.J., Davis., SM., Lipton, R.B., Argülles, W., Choca, J.P., Catellier, D.J., Mosley, T.H. (2015) Neurocognitive function among middle-aged and older Hispanic/Latinos: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. Feb;30(1):68-77. 

Rodriguez CJ, Daviglus ML, Swett, K, González HM, Gallo LC, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Giachello AL, Teng Y, Schneiderman N, Talavera GA, Kaplan R. (2014) Dyslipidemia Patterns among Hispanics/Latinos in the United States of Diverse Background. American Journal of Medicine, 127(12):1186-1194. 

González, H.M. Tarraf, W., Bowen, M.E., Johnson-Jennings, M.D.,* Fisher, G.G. (2013) What do parents have to do with my cognitive reserve? Life-course perspectives on twelve-year cognitive decline. Neuroepidemiology, 41(2):101-109. 

Tarraf, W.,* Vega, W.A., González, H.M. (2013) Emergency Department Services Use Among Immigrant and Non-immigrant Groups in the United States. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. February 

González, H.M., Tarraf, W.,* Whitfield, K.E., Gallo, J.J. (2012) The epidemiology of vascular depression in the United States. Journal of Psychiatric Research, Apr;46(4):456-61. 

González, H.M., Vega, W.A., Tarraf, W., Whitfield, K.E. (2010) The epidemiology of major depression and ethnicity in the United States. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 44, 1043-51. 

González, H.M., Vega, W.A., Williams, DR, Tarraf, W., West, B.T., Neighbors, H.W. (2010) Depression care in the United States: Too little for too few. Archives of General Psychiatry, 67(1):37-46 

González, H.M. Ceballos, M., Bowen, M.E.,* Tarraf, W.,* Vega, W.A. (2009). The Health of Older Mexican American in the Long Run. American Journal of Public Health, Oct;99(10):1879-85. 

González, H.M. Bowen, M.E. & Fisher, G.G. (2008) Memory Decline and Depressive Symptoms in a Nationally Representative Sample of Older Adults: The Health and Retirement Study (1998-2004). Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 13;25(3):266-271. 

Haan M.N. Mungas, D.M. González, H.M., Ortiz T.O. Acharya, A. Miller, J.W. Jagust, W.J. (2003) Prevalence of dementia in older Latinos: The influence of type 2 diabetes mellitus, stroke and genetic factors. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, Feb;51(2):169-77.