Junius J. Gonzales, M.D., is currently the Chief of the Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health. The Branch has a budget of nearly $70 million annually. Dr.Gonzales was the Deputy Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center from 1993-1999 and an NIMH funded Principal Investigator there. He served as a member of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research’s Health Research Dissemination and Implementation Study Section and NIMH’s Small Business Research Study Section. Dr. Gonzales was a 1992 Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellow, an Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration Fellow from 1990-91, and the Chief of the Primary Care Research Program at NIMH from 1991-93, and is now a Clinical Associate Professor at Georgetown. His publications cover areas on primary care mental health, pharmacoeconomics, race and gender, and preference assessment issues.
Dr. Gonzales received his AB from Brown University in 1980 and his MD with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986 where he was a Dana Foundation Scholar in Clinical Epidemiology from 1984-85. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital and his psychiatry residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
He is a collector of contemporary prints, an avid tennis player, the treasurer of The Brown Club of Washington, and is on the Board of Directors for the Signature Theater.