Trina Gonzalez

Trina A. Gonzalez

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Adjunct Professor Trina Gonzalez is vice president for policy at the California Hospital Association, where she is responsible for managed care and reimbursement, telehealth, community benefits, and other issues for the association. Prior to her current position, she was director of community integration at UC Davis Health, where she was responsible for developing and implementing strategies that ensure the continuity of care for families and individuals with Medi-Cal and for underserved populations in the Sacramento region.

Professor Gonzalez has also served as senior program officer at the Milbank Memorial Fund, a national foundation dedicated improving population health by connecting state policymakers with the best available evidence and experience; as deputy director for pollution prevention at the Department of Toxic Substances Control; and as assistant secretary for public health and emergency medical services at the Health and Human Services Agency.


  • Public health policy
  • State government and politics

Research Areas

  • Environmental health
  • Social determinants of health


  • Board Member, Asian American-Pacific Islander State Employees Association Foundation
  • Board Member, Sacramento Covered


  • Princeton University, Master in Public Policy (MPP), 2013
  • University of Hawaii, MA in Political Science, 1995
  • Scripps College, BA in International Relations, 1992

Prior Experience

  • Vice President, Policy, California Hospital Association
  • Director, Community Integration, University of California, Davis Health
  • Program Officer, Milbank Memorial Fund
  • Deputy Director for Pollution Prevention, Department of Toxic Substances Control
  • Assistant Secretary for Public Health and Emergency Medical Services, California Health and Human Services Agency

Awards & Distinctions

  • Master in Public Policy Award, Princeton University, 2013