Lucien Gonzalez, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Lucien Gonzalez

Contact Info

toogonzo@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-273-9856

Fax 612-273-9774

Office Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Natasha Hampton-Anderson

Administrative Email
nhampton@umn.edu

MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2001)

Residency, Pediatrics, New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center (2008)

Fellowship, Addiction Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School (2009)

MS, Physiology/Neuroscience, University of Massachusetts Medical School (1999)

BA, Psychology, Bates College, Lewiston, ME (1989)

Internship, Pediatrics, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (2005)

Summary

I received my MD and MS in physiology/neuroscience from Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA and a BA in psychology from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. I completed my pediatric residency at New York Medical Center/Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY; and a department fellowship in addiction medicine here at the University of Minnesota.

Prior to coming to the U of M, I ran a private practice in St. Paul, MN, where I treated patients with addiction. I also held positions at the St. Paul Metro Treatment Center in Roseville, MN; and with Meridian Behavioral Health in the Twin Cities.

I am a child and adolescent psychologist and focus on treating substance abuse in that population. I am board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, American Board of Addiction Medicine, and the American Board of Pediatrics.

Substance abuse is also a key focus for my research and community advocacy. I used a Milbank Foundation grant and a Disruptive Innovation Project seed grant from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences to create a website called Unblunda: A Project of the Cannabis Science Task Force. The site is part of a long-term strategy to compete with industry in the information marketplace around cannabis. My most recent journal article topics range from substance abuse in young, vulnerable populations, to opioid use during pregnancy, to the impact of substance abuse on families.

I am grateful to have received two Teacher of the Year Awards from psychiatry residents (2017, 2018); and the Year 4 Distinguished Teaching Award from the U of M Medical School (2018).

Community involvement and mental health advocacy is also an important part of my life. My work was recognized with an American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health Richard B. Heyman Award for community leadership in 2018.