About Dr. Diaz


Dr. Diaz is a Clinical Assistant Professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and a licensed clinical psychologist at the NYU Child Study Center at Hassenfeld’s Children’s Hospital, where she specializes in behavioral therapy for children with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Diaz also serves as the Department’s Diversity Ambassador, working closely with the Office of Diversity Affairs to develop and disseminate training and recruitment guidelines and practices that will help increase diversity in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and across the medical center.


Dr. Diaz received her B.A. with a double-major in Psychology and Sociology, and a Certificate in Criminology, from Rutgers University, New Brunswick and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


In addition to her own clinical work with children and families, Dr. Diaz serves as a primary supervisor on a number of clinical services and training rotations in the APA-accredited pre-doctoral psychology internship and the ACGME-accredited child & adolescent psychiatry residency, including the Consultation-Liaison service, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) service, and the Behavioral School Consultation training rotation. Dr. Diaz is also one of the clinical supervisors at NYU’s Summer Program for Kids (SPK), a therapeutic summer camp for children with ADHD. At the undergraduate level, Dr. Diaz co-developed two courses as part of NYU's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (CAMS) minor. Lastly, Dr. Diaz has a strong interest in disseminating empirically-supported treatments to real-world settings and the public at large through multiple media outlets. Indeed, Dr. Diaz serves as a co-host on NYU's Sirius XM Doctor Radio show, About Our Kids, and has contributed to multiple TV and print stories related to children’s mental health.

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