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  • Diana Farid

    Diana Farid

    Clinical Instructor, Medicine - Vaden Health Center

    Bio Diana Farid MD, MPH is a physician, filmmaker and writer. She is a staff physician at the Stanford Vaden Student Health Center, clinical instructor in the Stanford Department of Medicine, assistant director of Stanford School of Medicine's Program in Bioethics and Film, Medicine and the Muse Program in Medical Humanities and the Arts, Center for Biomedical Ethics. She holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Berkeley and Masters in Public Health from UCLA where she also completed a Child and Family Health Leadership fellowship focused on health communications. She has provided public health education and health care in rural villages in Honduras, promoted peace in the Ukraine and Malaysia, served at an international school in China, worked at the US Agency for International Development in human rights and has had active roles at both Physicians for Social Responsibility and Physicians for Human Rights. She has cared for patients in a wide range of clinic settings including at the Los Angeles Free Clinic, where she also precepted internal medicine residents. For two years, she served as "Doctoring" course faculty to first year UCLA medical students. She has served as a physician consultant for "The Media Project” as part of Advocates for Youth, where she worked with television and film writers and producers to promote adolescent health through entertainment. As a producer with FiddleHeadFern Productions, she produced her debut feature length documentary film, "American Rhythms" (2009)(, which explores the positive impact of music on health by following a group of 5th grade students at a Los Angeles urban elementary school and their experience of the positive psychological and emotional health effects of a tailored drumming program.