Diana Farid MD, MPH believes that the arts, education, health and peace are inextricably linked. She earned a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Berkeley, is board certified in family medicine and completed a Child and Family Health Leadership fellowship at UCLA focussed 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. 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 physician at the Stanford Vaden student health center, serves the Stanford Program in Bioethics and Film, and is writing 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)