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

Faculty Research

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. Application of the Cultural formulation interview for DSM 5 in clinical and educational settings. Influences of bias and prejudices on mental health care.

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

Adherence to treatment and medications for serious mental disorders. Development of culturally sensitive mental health services.

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

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-

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