Biography & Expertise
James H. Diaz, MD, DrPH, is a Professor in the LSU School of Public Health and is Program Director, Environmental / Occupational Health Sciences MPH. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and is also director of the department’s newly created Family Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency Program.
After receiving his MD from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1975, Dr. Diaz went on to complete a master’s degree in Health Administration, doctorate of Public Health in Health Systems Management, and master’s degrees in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, all from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He completed residency training in General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, as well as a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine and Chronic Pain Management at the Children’s Hospital of the University of Colorado. He is board-certified in Preventive Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Diaz is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American College of Anesthesiologists, and The American Academy of Pediatrics.
MPH Public Health Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 2001
DrPH Public Health Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 1995
MHA Public Health Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 1990
MD Family Medicine Tulane University School of Medicine 1975
BS Biology Tulane Universiy 1971
Diaz, J. (2016, June). A Wasp Sting and a Broken Heart. Elsevier BV, 27(2), 326-329.
Diaz, J. (2016, June). Mistaken Mushroom Poisonings. Elsevier BV, 27(2), 330-335.
Diaz, J. (2016, March). Poisoning by Herbs and Plants: Rapid Toxidromic Classification and Diagnosis. Elsevier BV, 27(1), 136-152.
Diaz, J. (2016, March). Picking Edible and Medicinal Plants: Exotic “Apples” and “Pears”. Elsevier BV, 27(1), 168-170.
Diaz, MD, DrPH, J. H. (2015, September). Rodent-borne infectious disease outbreaks after flooding disasters: Epidemiology, management, and prevention. Weston Medical Publishing, 13(5), 459-467.
Diaz, J., & Lopez, F. A. (2015, March). Skin Soft Tissue and Systemic Bacterial Infections Following Aquatic Injuries and Exposures. Elsevier BV, 349(3), 269-275.
Diaz, J. (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). A Comparative Meta-Analysis of Tick Paralysis in the United States and Australia. Informa Healthcare, 53(9), 874-883.
Diaz, J. (2014, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Atlas of Human Poisoning and Envenoming, Second Edition. CRC Press.
Lawhorn, N. A., Lirette, D. K., Klink, J. L., Hu, C., Contreras, C., Ajori Bryant, T. R., Brown, L. F., & Diaz, J. (2013, February). Workplace exposure to secondhand smoke among non-smoking hospitality employees. , 15(2), 413-8.
Diaz, J. (2010, March). A 60-year meta-analysis of tick paralysis in the United States: a predictable, preventable, and often misdiagnosed poisoning. , 6(1), 15-21.