Leadership

Joseph Diaz, MD, MPH, FACP

Dr. Diaz serves as the interim associate dean for diversity in the Division of Biology and Medicine.  In the Division of Biology and Medicine, Dr. Diaz oversees the recruitment and advancement of medical students, faculty and trainees who are members of underrepresented groups. 

Dr. Diaz is the chief of Medicine at Memorial Hospital of RI, a Care New England hospital.  A graduate of Brown Medical School, Dr. Diaz completed a residency and fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital before joining the Department of Medicine and the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital of RI in 2001. Since joining the faculty, Dr. Diaz has been actively involved in medical education, served as a site director for the core clerkship in medicine, and was a lead faculty member in the Alpert Medical School Academy system. He is currently a co-director of the Scholarly Concentration in Care of the Underserved and a co-director of the Department of Medicine‚Äôs medical exchange program in the Dominican Republic.

Zoila Quezada, M.Ed.

Zoila serves as assistant director in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.  She manages daily operations, interfaces directly with students, faculty and trainees, and represents the office and its interests at the local, regional and national levels.  Prior to joining the Division of Biology and Medicine she served as program coordinator in the Salem State University Upward Bound Program.  Previously she was a residential academic specialist in the Department of Residence Life at Salem State University and served as an intern to the Principal at Saltonstall Elementary School in Salem, MA.

Zoila received her B.A in Public Communications and minor in Spanish from Ramapo College of New Jersey, and her M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Salem State University.