Mayra Lizeth Sanchez Gonzalez, Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages: English, Spanish


Adjustment to Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychology more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Mayra Sanchez Gonzalez, Ph.D., is a counseling psychologist with expertise in rehabilitation psychology. She works with patients and families to manage physical, cognitive, behavioral and emotional problems related to living with or recovering from an injury or illness.

Her clinical and research interests include exploring the links between psychological and physical health, and addressing psychological concerns of patients living with or recovering from an injury or illness. She is fluent in Spanish and takes a special interest in immigrants and Latinx communities in both her clinical and research pursuits. 

Dr. Sanchez Gonzalez is an Instructor in the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology. She completed a postdoctoral residency in rehabilitation psychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. more


  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Departments / Divisions



  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2019)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Sanchez Gonzalez, M. L., McCord, C. E., Dopp, A. R., Tarlow, K. R., Dickey, N.J, Elliott, T. R., (2019). Telemental health training and delivery in primary care: A Case report of interdisciplinary treatment. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75 (2), 260-270.

Sanders, V., Friedlmeier, W., & Sanchez Gonzalez, M. L. (2018). Emotion norms in media: Acculturation in Hispanic children's storybooks compared to heritage and mainstream cultures. Sage Open, 8 (3), 1-13.

Sanchez Gonzalez, M. L., Castillo, L., Montague, M. & Lynch, P. (2018). Predictors of college enrollment among LatinX high school students. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education.

Heredia, D., Sanchez Gonzalez, M. L., Rosner, C., He, X., Castillo, L., & Ojeda, L. (2017). The influence of loneliness and interpersonal relations on Latina/o middle school students’ wellbeing. Journal of Latinos and Education, 16 (4), 338-348.

Vander Wedge, B., Sanchez Gonzalez, M. L., Friedlmeier, W., Mihalca, L., Goodrich, E., & Corapci, F. (2014). Emotion displays in media: A comparison between American, Romanian, and Turkish children’s storybooks. Frontiers in Psychology, 5.

Activities & Honors


  • Award for Service, National LatinX Psychological Association (NLPA), 2016 - 2017
  • Award for Service, National LatinX Psychological Association (NLPA), 2014 - 2014


  • National LatinX Psychological Association, 2014


  • American Psychological Association Division 22: Rehabilitation Psychology, 2015


Professional Activities

  • Director of External Affairs, Assistive Technology SIG, APA Div.22, 2019
  • Diversity Advancement Committee, Dpt. Of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2019

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