Pictured: Lisa Diamond

Lisa Diamond is a member of the research faculty of the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service, which facilitates linguistically and culturally sensitive health care services for newcomer populations through research, education, training, program development, policy, and advocacy. Her research focuses on understanding how clinician non-English language proficiency affects the quality of care delivered to patients with limited English proficiency (LEP). Ultimately, she plans to use the results of her research to establish standards for the appropriate use of non-fluent non-English language skills by clinicians and to identify process and outcome measures that capture the quality of cancer care being delivered to LEP patients.

Clinical Expertise

Internal Medicine; Immigrant Health

Languages Spoken

MD, George Washington University School of Medicine; MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; MHS, Yale University School of Medicine


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Publications by Lisa Diamond

Stults, C.D., Lafata, J. E., Diamond, L.C., MacLean, L., Stone, A.L., Wunderlich, T., Frankel, R.M., and Tai-Seale, M. How Do Primary Care Physicians Respond When Patients Cry During Routine Ambulatory Visits? Journal of Communication in Healthcare. In press 2014.

Diamond L.C., Chung S., Ferguson W., Gonzalez J., Jacobs E.A., Gany F. Relationship between Self-Assessed and Tested Non-English Language Proficiency among Primary Care Providers. Medical Care, 2014;Epub Ahead-of-Print.

Gany F, Diamond L.C., Meislin R, Gonzalez J. Ensuring Access to Research for Non-Dominant Language Speakers. In: Schenker M, Castenada X, Lainz AR, eds. Migration and Health: Research Methods Handbook: University of California Press; In Press 2013.

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