Joseph Diaz, MD joined the medical faculty at Memorial Hospital in July, 2001 in the Department of Medicine. Originally from Pennsylvania, he received his undergraduate training at Boston College where he majored in history. He did Post Baccalaurate work at Bryn Mawr College from 1991 to 1992. Dr. Diaz attended the Brown University Medical School from 1992- 1996. Following graduation, he entered the General Internal Medicine Residency Program at Rhode Island Hospital, graduating in 1999. He remained at RIH for an additional two years in the General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Diaz has an appointment at Brown University as Associate Professor of Medicine and is the Physician-in-Chief of the Department of Medicine at Memorial Hospital of RI. He serves as the co-director of both the Department of Medicine’s Medical Exchange Program in the Dominican Republic and the Concentration in Caring for Underserved Communities at the Alpert Medical School. He is on the Board of Directors for Progresso Latino in Central Falls, RI. His research interests focus on disparities in the delivery of healthcare, particularly assessing and addressing cultural and linguistic barriers to cancer screening amongst Latinos and medical education.