Esperanza Diaz MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Social & Behavioral Health

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System

Research Interests

Medication adherence in Latinos; Culturally sensitive services; Ethnicity and language influences on mood disorders diagnoses; Teaching methods for cultural sensitivity; Cultural formulation interview pilot  more...


  • M.D., Javeriana University, Colombia, 1978

Selected Publications

  • Díaz E, Miskemen T, Vega WA, Gara M, Wilson DR, Lesser I, Escamilla M, Neighbors HW, Arndt S, Strakowski S. Inconsistencies in diagnosis and symptoms among bilingual and English-speaking Latinos and Euro-Americans. Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Oct;60(10):1379-82.
  • Diaz E, Woods SW, Rosenheck RA. Effects of ethnicity on psychotropic medications adherence. Community Ment Health J. 2005 Oct;41(5):521-37.



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