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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

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.

Coauthors

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

  • Cultural Psychiatry and Public HealthDiaz, E. Silva, M., Garcia-Aracena F., Paris, M., Anez, L., Barkil-Oteo, A., Delphin, M. “Cultural Psychiatry and Public Health” in Steiner, J. & Jacobs, S. (Editors) Yale Textbook of Public Psychiatry Accepted for Publication, Oxford Press
  • Using the Cultural Formulation Interview to Build Culturally Sensitive ServicesDiaz, E., Añez, L.M., Silva, M., Paris, M., Davidson., L. "Using the Cultural Formulation Interview to Build Culturally Sensitive Services". Psychiatric Services. In Press 2017