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; Schizophrenia; Teaching; Cultural Diversity; Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features

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.

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

  • Lim, R., Diaz E., Ton, H. Cultural Competence in Psychiatric Education Using the Cultural Formulation Interview in Lewis-Fernandez R., Aggarwal, N., Hinton, L., Hinton, D., Kirmayer, L. (Editors) DSM-5 Handbook on the Cultural Formulation Interview. Acce
  • Diaz, E., Armah, T., Hinton, L. “Supplementary Module: Social Network” in Lewis-Fernandez R., Aggarwal, N., Hinton, L., Hinton, D., Kirmayer, L. (Editors) DSM-5 Handbook on the Cultural Formulation Interview. Accepted for Publication. American Psychiatri
  • Diaz, 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
  • 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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Contact Info

Esperanza Diaz, MD
Office Location
Connecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park Street, Ste W127

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
Department of Psychiatry300 George St
New Haven, CT 06511-