Dr. Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine. He is an expert in the design of stated-preference survey instruments and the use of advanced statistical tools to analyze stated-preference data. His research has focused on two main areas: 1) transparency in benefit-risk evaluations of medical interventions, and 2) elicitation of health preferences from multiple stakeholders to support shared decision making.
Dr. Gonzalez Co-led the first FDA-sponsored preference study. The study was highlighted in FDA’s recent precedent-setting guidance for submitting patient-preference evidence to inform regulatory benefit-risk evaluations of new medical devices. More recently, Dr. Gonzalez collaborated with the Medical Devices Innovation Consortium (MDIC) to prepare the first catalog of preference-elicitation methods suitable for benefit-risk assessments of medical devices. The catalog was part of the Patient-Centered Benefit-Risk Assessment Framework developed by MDIC. As a core group member of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Conjoint Analysis Task Force, Dr. Gonzalez helped draft good-practice recommendations for statistical analysis, interpretation, and reporting of health preference data. Dr. Gonzalez is the current Chair of the ISPOR special interest group on stated-preference research.