Angela Diaz, MD, PhD, MPH is the Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. After earning her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she completed a Master in Public Health from Harvard University and a PhD in Epidemiology from Columbia University.
Dr. Diaz is the Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center Under her leadership the Center has become one of the largest adolescent-specific health centers in the U.S., serving more than 13,000 young people every year – for free.
Dr. Diaz is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), where she sits on its governing council. She serves on multiple boards including the Board of Directors for the Marguerite Casey Foundation.Dr. Diaz has also chaired the National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism for the Department of Health and Human Services. In 2009, she was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the New York City Commission for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Runaway and Homeless Youth Taskforce.
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.