Charles Gonzalez, MD

Member, Bio-Behavioral Core
Associate Medical Director for Science and Policy, New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute 


Iván C. Balán, PhD is a clinical psychologist and Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He is also an Investigator with the HIV Center's Intervention Science Core.

Dr. Gonzalez has authored and worked for over 15 years in the development of HIV medical guidelines (, and with New York State’s End the Epidemic Blueprint, to expand the Treatment as Prevention initiative. His previous pharmacological training has been re-directed and resulted in antiviral drug-drug interaction interventions within the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), which has recently been expanded to Hepatitis C agents and Medicaid system.

He created the ad-hoc HIV biomedical prevention group within the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and microbocides, then developed into full standing committee and resulted in 6 original PrEP Pilot Implementation sites. His extensive training in HIV biomedical science, including pharmacological training, clinical experience, and work with the DOH on policy implications of scientific studies provides scientific rigor to his work with the NYSDOH and the HIV Center.


Columbia University, New York, NY
BA - 1982 - History/English

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY
MD - 1986 - Medicine