Division of Addiction Psychiatry

Welcome to the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, UMass Memorial Health Care.

The division shares the Department of Psychiatry’s overall goal of applying research, education and clinical care to help transform people’s lives.


Our mission is to dramatically enhance understanding of the causes and consequences of addictive behavior, to strengthen recovery and rehabilitation methodologies, develop new approaches to treatment, and share knowledge in the field across the country and around the world.

To meet these goals the division relies on the critical support of partner agencies like Veterans Affairs, and draws on the rich experience of highly acclaimed faculty members – leaders in their fields – whose expertise ranges from psychopharmacology to multiculturalism and addiction, to state-of-the-art psychosocial intervention techniques.

While collaborating with our community based partners and other research and educational institutions, the division nurtures rising academic careers in the study of addiction and translates evidence-based treatments into clinical care practices.

Gerardo Gonzalez, MD 
Associate Professor 
Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry 
Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program 
Director, Addiction and Comorbidity Treatment Service (ACTS) 
University of Massachusetts Medical School 
Department of Psychiatry