Diana Farid is a family medicine physician, Clinical Instructor in the Department of General Medical Disciplines at Stanford University, filmmaker, and public health advocate. Her work is founded in the belief that the arts, education, peace and health are inextricably linked. 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 seen that experiencing or creating a story through the arts can create healthy behavior change and is a fundamental source of individual and public wellness. She has served as a physician consultant for "The Media Project", working with television and film writers and producers. And in 2009, as a producer with FiddleHeadFern Productions, she completed production of a documentary film, "American Rhythms" (americanrhythmsmovie.com/), 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 assists in the Stanford Program in Bioethics and Film, is working on several writing projects and cares for patients at Stanford's Vaden student health center.
- Family Medicine
Clinical Instructor, Medicine - Vaden Health Center
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)