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Center For Health Disparities Research

Core Investigators

Vanessa a. Diaz, MD

Vanessa M. Diaz, MD
Department of Family Medicine

Complete Biographical Sketch

Dr. Diaz joined the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina after completing their Faculty Development Fellowship in 2004. During her fellowship, Dr. Diaz earned a Master's of Clinical Research from MUSC. She completed her residency training at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Georgia and prior to that trained at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Diaz has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Harold Amos Faculty Development Program and the Hispanic Health Initiative, funded by Health Resources and Services Administration. She is currently funded by NIDDK to evaluate the impact of Vitamin D on diabetic kidney disease in African Americans.

Dr. Diaz's research interests include cardiovascular disease and diabetes, with an emphasis on improving risk assessment strategies and patient-physician communication. Furthermore, she is especially interested in Latino health and the development of culturally appropriate interventions for this group.


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