Diana Farid MD, MPH believes that the arts, education, health and peace are inextricably linked. She holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Berkeley and completed a Child and Family Health Leadership fellowship at UCLA 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 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. As a physician consultant for "The Media Project? in 2004, she worked with television and film writers and producers to promote adolescent health through entertainment. And in 2009, as a producer with FiddleHeadFern Productions, she completed production of a documentary film, "American Rhythms" (, which follows 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. Currently, Diana works as a staff physician at the Stanford Vaden student health center, serves as affiliated faculty of Stanford's Medicine and the Muse, Program in Bioethics and Film, writes poetry and is producing a children?s picture book series. She tweets @artelixer.

Clinical Focus

  • Family Medicine

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Fellowship:UCLA-Child and Family Health Leadership Training Program (2005) CA
  • Residency:UCLA-Santa Monica (2003) CA
  • Internship:University of California San Diego (2001) CA
  • Medical Education:Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2000) IL
  • Masters in Public Health, UCLA, Public Health, Community Health, Health Communications (2005)
  • Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2003)


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