Esperanza Diaz, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Director Hispanic Clinic and Latino Behavioral Health System; Associate Director Psychiatry Residency Program

Research Interests

Affective Disorders, Psychotic; Depressive Disorder; Hispanic Americans; Psychiatry; Schizophrenia; Teaching; Global Health; Cultural Diversity; Mood Disorders; Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features

Research Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center

Global Health Initiative

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Adherence to medication in persistent mental disorders. Mental Health Services for Latino Populations: exploring influences affecting access and retention. Exploring effective methods to teach cultural sensitivity. Participating in a cultural formulation interview pilot an international effort to address culture in DSM 5.

Specialized Terms: Medication adherence in Latinos; Culturally sensitive services; Ethnicity and language influences on mood disorders diagnoses; Teaching methods for cultural sensitivity; Cultural formulation interview DSM5

Extensive Research Description

The Latino Behavioral Health, an expansion of mental health services to primary care and community agencies includes an evaluation.

Development methods to teach cultural competence and sensitivity

Cultural Formulation Interview for DSM 5.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Esperanza Diaz, MD
Mailing Address
Department of Psychiatry300 George St
New Haven, CT 06511-