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Joseph A. Diaz, MD, FACP

Specialties:

Internal Medicine

Primary Affiliation:
Memorial Hospital

Board Certified: Yes

Gender:  Male


Education: Brown University School of Medicine
Internships: Rhode Island Hospital
Residencies: Rhode Island Hospital
Fellowships: Rhode Island Hospital
Medical Group: Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Biography

Joseph A. Diaz, MD, MPH, is physician-in-chief of the Department of Medicine and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Memorial Hospital, as well as interim associate dean for diversity and multicultural affairs and an associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. At Brown, he also serves as co-director of the Scholarly Concentration in Caring for Underserved Communities. He is on the board of directors for Progreso Latino in Central Falls.

As a primary care physician, Dr. Diaz’s clinical work and research focuses on disparities in the delivery of health care, particularly assessing and addressing cultural and linguistic barriers to cancer screening among Latinos. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Diaz has engaged in research funded by the National Institutes of Health and developed and pilot-tested a self-administered patient survey designed to measure differences in awareness, knowledge and judgments in colon cancer screening among English- and Spanish-speaking primary care patients. He is also developing a culturally- and linguistically-appropriate wide-based intervention to increase CRC screening among Spanish-speaking Latinos.

Joseph Diaz MD, FACP Joseph A. Diaz, MD, FACP

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Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Phone (401) 729-2000
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
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