Angela Diaz
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Angela Diaz, MD

Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine

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About Me

Angela Diaz, MD, PhD, MPH is Dean of Global Health, Social Justice, and Human Rights, the Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor in Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, and Professor, Department of Global Health and Health Systems Design at the Icahn School of Medicine. After earning her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she completed her post-doctoral training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently received a Master of Public Health from Harvard University and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Columbia University. 

Dr. Diaz is the Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, a unique program that provides high quality, comprehensive, integrated, interdisciplinary primary care, sexual and reproductive health, behavioral and mental health, health education, nutrition, and legal services to adolescents and young adults—all under one roof, at no cost to patients. The Center emphasizes wellness and prevention. Under her leadership, the Center has grown to serve more than 12,000 youth each year, many of whom are uninsured and would otherwise lack access to health services. This program addresses health disparities and aims for health equity.

Dr. Diaz is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, where she has sat on its governing council, been a member of the Health and Medicine Division, and served as Chair of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families, of which she is still a member. She is currently also Co-Chair of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability and a member of the Policy and Global Affairs Division. 

She has been a White House Fellow, a member of the Food and Drug Administration Pediatric Advisory Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She also served on an advisory panel for the NIH Reproductive Sciences Branch and been a member of the National Institutes of Health State of the Science Conference on Preventing Violence and Related Health Risk Social Behaviors in Adolescents.

Dr. Diaz reviews grants for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and for the NIH Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the NIH Partners in Research Program, the NIH Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The NIH has awarded several major grants to Dr. Diaz and her research team at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. 

Dr. Diaz has been a member of the Board of Directors of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Aid Society of New York. In 2009, Dr. Diaz was appointed by Mayor M. Bloomberg to the New York City Commission for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Runaway and Homeless Youth Taskforce. In 2003, Dr. Diaz chaired the National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Diaz is active in public policy and advocacy in the U.S. and has conducted many international health projects in Asia, Central and South America, Europe and Africa.  She is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout the country and around the world.

PROFESSOR | Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health, PROFESSOR | Global Health
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital