Esperanza Diaz

Esperanza Diaz

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

Contact Information

Esperanza Diaz, MD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    300 George St

    New Haven, CT, 06511-

    United States

Esperanza Diaz

Appointments

Biography

Esperanza Díaz M.D. provides teaching and supervision for Yale medical students, psychiatry residents, and trainees from other disciplines such as psychology, nursing and social work. Dr. Diaz received her M.D. degree from the Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia. She finished Psychiatry residency at Yale University School of Medicine. She is a board Certified Psychiatrist and Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She is a psychoanalyst. Her research concentrates on adherence to medications, development of culturally sensitive mental health services to Hispanics with persistent mental disorders, development of teaching methods of cultural sensitive care. She has received research awards from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) and from National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Dr. Diaz’s professional interests are focused on improving mental health services to Hispanics and education focusing on interviewing, cultural sensitive services and mental health disparities. She is a member of the American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry. She is a leadership member of the APA Hispanic Caucus. She is the recipient of the 2012 inaugural American Psychiatric Association Assembly Member in Training Mentor Award, and the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents. She served on the SAMHSA Advisory Committee for Women Services. She serves on NIMH and NIH scientific reviews. She is reviewer for numerous scientific journals.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Javeriana University, Colombia (1978)
  • Medical Educational Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Psychonalyst
    Western New England Inst. for Psychoanalysis
  • Resident
    Yale University school of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Life FellowAmerican Psychiatric Association2016
Stephen Fleck MD Faculty Award, as exemplary Physician and Clinician TeacherDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine2012
American Psychiatric Association Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Resident 2012American Psychiatric Association2012
American Psychiatric Association, Assembly Member-in-Training (MIT) Mentor Award. 2012American Psychiatric Association Assembly2012
FelllowAmerican Psychiatric Association2006

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
UBHC UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolLed organization of Clinica Latina offering Mental Health Services to Hispanics, New Brunswick and Newark NJ at UBHC UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School2006 - 2008
National Institute of HealthIntegrated Review Group Study Sections, Center for Scientific Review, CSR, NIH, National Research Service Awards NRSA2004 - Present
Psychiatry Resident recruitment Committee
Yale Dpt of Psychiatry-CMHC-Stateof CT-NAMIOrganized and chair first Spanish mental health educational conference for Latinos in greater New Haven

Departments & Organizations