Allison Diamant, M.D.

A Short Biography:

Dr. Diamant currently holds a position as an Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Diamant has very strong research and clinical interests in striving to eliminate disparities in access to and receipt of health care as a means to ultimately improving health. Her research includes the study of access and quality of care for underserved and vulnerable populations, as well as the evaluation of programs to study care provided to low-income and uninsured populations, breast cancer care for uninsured women, racial and ethnic disparities in colorectal cancer diagnosis and the effect of sexual orientation on access to health care and health status. She is currently collaborating with state and local health departments on a number of projects. In addition, she is an active primary care physician. The findings from her work have been presented at national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.

Work Titles
UCLA Physician, Health Equity Adjunct Professor, Medicine Adjunct Professor, General Internal Medicine
Education:
Degrees:
M.D., Hahnemann University School of Medicine c/o Drexel University, 1992
Fellowship:
1995 - 1999 UCLA School of Medicine
Internship:
1992 - 1993 UCLA School of Medicine
Residency:
1993 - 1995 UCLA School of Medicine
Certifications:
Certifications:
1995 American Board of Internal Medicine

Contact Information:

Email Address:

adiamant@mednet.ucla.edu


Website:

Web-Profile

Fax Number:

310-319-4425

310-794-0766

Work Phone Number:

310-319-4377

310-794-0124

Publications:

Gans Daphna, Hadler Max W, Chen Xiao, Wu Shang-Hua, Dimand Robert, Abramson Jill M, Ferrell Betty, Diamant Allison L, Kominski Gerald F   Cost Analysis and Policy Implications of a Pediatric Palliative Care Program Journal of pain and symptom management, 2016; 52(3): 329-35.
Meng Ying-Ying, Diamant Allison, Jones Jenna, Lin Wenjiao, Chen Xiao, Wu Shang-Hua, Pourat Nadereh, Roby Dylan, Kominski Gerald F   Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Care and Impact of Vendor-Based Disease Management Programs Diabetes care, 2016; 39(5): 743-9.
Babey Susan H, Wolstein Joelle, Diamant Allison L, Goldstein Harold   Prediabetes in California: Nearly Half of California Adults on Path to Diabetes Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2016; 39(PB2016-1): 1-8.
Babey Susan H, Tan Diane, Wolstein Joelle, Diamant Allison L   Neighborhood, family and individual characteristics related to adolescent park-based physical activity Preventive medicine, 2015; 76(PB2015-3): 31-6.
Babey Susan H, Wolstein Joelle, Diamant Allison L   Role models and social supports related to adolescent physical activity and overweight/obesity Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2015; 39(PB2015-3): 1-8.
Khalili Joshua, Leung Lucinda B, Diamant Allison L   Finding the perfect doctor: identifying lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-competent physicians American journal of public health, 2015; 105(6): 1114-9.
Crandall Carolyn J, Newberry Sydne J, Diamant Allison, Lim Yee-Wei, Gellad Walid F, Booth Marika J, Motala Aneesa, Shekelle Paul G   Comparative effectiveness of pharmacologic treatments to prevent fractures: an updated systematic review Annals of internal medicine, 2014; 161(10): 711-23.
Newman Peter A, Lee Sung-Jae, Rudy Ellen T, Diamant Allison, Duan Naihua, Nakazono Terry, Nakazano Terry, Cunningham William E   Endorsement of compulsory HIV vaccination policy among populations at high risk of HIV exposure (LA VOICES) Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research, 2014; 15(3): 428-35.
Nuckols Teryl K, Anderson Laura, Popescu Ioana, Diamant Allison L, Doyle Brian, Di Capua Paul, Chou Roger   Opioid prescribing: a systematic review and critical appraisal of guidelines for chronic pain Annals of internal medicine, 2014; 160(1): 38-47.
Maly Rose C, Liu Yihang, Diamant Allison L, Thind Amardeep   The impact of primary care physicians on follow-up care of underserved breast cancer survivors Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM, 2014; 26(6): 628-36.
Sugiyama Takehiro, Zingmond David, Lorenz Karl A, Diamant Allison, O'Malley Kate, Citko Judy, Gonzalez Victor, Wenger Neil S   Implementing physician orders for life-sustaining treatment in California hospitals: factors associated with adoption Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2013; 61(8): 1337-44.
Babey Susan H, Wolstein Joelle, Krumholz Samuel, Robertson Breece, Diamant Allison L   Physical activity, park access, and park use among California adolescents Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2013; 61(PB2013-2): 1-8.
Liu Yihang, Malin Jennifer L, Diamant Allison L, Thind Amardeep, Maly Rose C   Adherence to adjuvant hormone therapy in low-income women with breast cancer: the role of provider-patient communication Breast cancer research and treatment, 2013; 137(3): 829-36.
Wenger Neil S, Citko Judy, O'Malley Kate, Diamant Allison, Lorenz Karl, Gonzalez Victor, Tarn Derjung M   Implementation of Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment in nursing homes in California: evaluation of a novel statewide dissemination mechanism Journal of general internal medicine, 2013; 28(1): 51-7.
Gans Daphna, Kominski Gerald F, Roby Dylan H, Diamant Allison L, Chen Xiao, Lin Wenjiao, Hohe Nina   Better outcomes, lower costs: palliative care program reduces stress, costs of care for children with life-threatening conditions Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2012; 28(PB2012-3): 1-8.
Almeida Cristina M, Tiro Jasmin A, Rodriguez Michael A, Diamant Allison L   Evaluating associations between sources of information, knowledge of the human papillomavirus, and human papillomavirus vaccine uptake for adult women in California Vaccine, 2012; 30(19): 3003-8.
Ong Michael K, Diamant Allison L, Zhou Qiong, Park Hye-Youn, Kaplan Robert M   Estimates of smoking-related property costs in California multiunit housing American journal of public health, 2012; 102(3): 490-3.
Blinder Victoria S, Patil Sujata, Thind Amardeep, Diamant Allison, Hudis Clifford A, Basch Ethan, Maly Rose C   Return to work in low-income Latina and non-Latina white breast cancer survivors: a 3-year longitudinal study Cancer, 2012; 118(6): 1664-74.
Blinder Victoria S, Patil Sujata, Thind Amardeep, Diamant Allison, Hudis Clifford A, Basch Ethan, Maly Rose C   Return to work in low-income Latina and non-Latina white breast cancer survivors: a 3-year longitudinal study Cancer, 2012; 118(6): 1664-74.
Babey Susan H, Wolstein Joelle, Diamant Allison L   Food environments near home and school related to consumption of soda and fast food Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2011; 20(PB2011-6): 1-8.
Maly Rose C, Leake Barbara, Mojica Cynthia M, Liu Yihang, Diamant Allison L, Thind Amardeep   What influences diagnostic delay in low-income women with breast cancer? Journal of women's health (2002), 2011; 20(7): 1017-23.
Babey Susan H, Hastert Theresa A, Wolstein Joelle, Diamant Allison L   Income disparities in obesity trends among California adolescents American journal of public health, 2010; 100(11): 2149-55.
Diamant Allison L, Babey Susan H, Wolstein Joelle, Jones Malia   Obesity and diabetes: two growing epidemics in California Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2010; 100(PB2010-7): 1-12.
Malin Jennifer L, Diamant Allison L, Leake Barbara, Liu Yihang, Thind Amardeep, Kahn Katherine L, Schneider Eric C, Epstein Arnold M, Maly Rose C   Quality of care for breast cancer for uninsured women in california under the breast and cervical cancer prevention treatment act Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2010; 28(21): 3479-84.
Kulkarni Sonali P, Baldwin Susie, Lightstone Amy S, Gelberg Lillian, Diamant Allison L   Is incarceration a contributor to health disparities? Access to care of formerly incarcerated adults Journal of community health, 2010; 35(3): 268-74.
Maly Rose C, Liu Yihang, Leake Barbara, Thind Amardeep, Diamant Allison L   Treatment-related symptoms among underserved women with breast cancer: the impact of physician-patient communication Breast cancer research and treatment, 2010; 119(3): 707-16.
Liu Yihang, Diamant Allison L, Thind Amardeep, Maly Rose C   Validity of self-reports of breast cancer treatment in low-income, medically underserved women with breast cancer Breast cancer research and treatment, 2010; 119(3): 745-51.
Thind Amardeep, Hoq Lalima, Diamant Allison, Maly Rose C   Satisfaction with care among low-income women with breast cancer Journal of women's health (2002), 2010; 19(1): 77-86.
Roby Dylan H, Reifman Cori, Davis Anna, Diamant Allison L, Meng Ying-Ying, Kominski Gerald F, Kally Zina, Pourat Nadereh   Creation of safety-net-based provider networks under the California Health Care Coverage Initiative: interim findings Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2009; 44(PB2009-11): 1-16.
Newman Peter A, Lee Sung-Jae, Duan Naihua, Rudy Ellen, Nakazono Terry K, Boscardin John, Kakinami Lisa, Shoptaw Steven, Diamant Allison, Cunningham William E   Preventive HIV vaccine acceptability and behavioral risk compensation among a random sample of high-risk adults in Los Angeles (LA VOICES) Health services research, 2009; 44(6): 2167-79.
Thind Amardeep, Diamant Allison, Liu Yihang, Maly Rose   Factors that determine satisfaction with surgical treatment of low-income women with breast cancer Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), 2009; 144(11): 1068-73.
Thind Amardeep, Diamant Allison, Hoq Lalima, Maly Rose   Method of detection of breast cancer in low-income women Journal of women's health (2002), 2009; 18(11): 1807-11.
Kinsler Janni J, Lee Sung-Jae, Sayles Jennifer N, Newman Peter A, Diamant Allison, Cunningham William   The impact of acculturation on utilization of HIV prevention services and access to care among an at-risk Hispanic population Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2009; 20(4): 996-1011.
Maly Rose C, Liu Yihang, Kwong Elaine, Thind Amardeep, Diamant Allison L   Breast reconstructive surgery in medically underserved women with breast cancer: the role of patient-physician communication Cancer, 2009; 115(20): 4819-27.
Chen Judy Y, Swonger Sharon, Kominski Gerald, Liu Honghu, Lee Ji Eun, Diamant Allison   Cost-effectiveness of insuring the uninsured: the case of Korean American children Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making, 2009; 29(1): 51-60.
Pourat Nadereh, Reifman Cori, Roby Dylan H, Meng Ying-Ying, Diamant Allison L, Kominski Gerald F   Health coverage in the safety net: how California's coverage initiative is providing a medical home to low-income uninsured adults in ten counties, interim findings Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2009; 115(PB2009-6): 1-12.
Hastert Theresa A, Babey Susan H, Diamant Allison L, Brown E Richard   Low-income adolescents face more barriers to healthy weight Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2008; 29(PB2008-4): 1-8.
Chen Judy Y, Diamant Allison L, Thind Amardeep, Maly Rose C   Determinants of breast cancer knowledge among newly diagnosed, low-income, medically underserved women with breast cancer Cancer, 2008; 112(5): 1153-61.
Diamant Allison L, Babey Susan H, Hastert Theresa A, Brown E Richard   Diabetes: the growing epidemic Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2007; 112(PB2007-9): 1-12.
Allen Michele L, Elliott Marc N, Morales Leo S, Diamant Allison L, Hambarsoomian Katrin, Schuster Mark A   Adolescent participation in preventive health behaviors, physical activity, and nutrition: differences across immigrant generations for Asians and Latinos compared with Whites American journal of public health, 2007; 97(2): 337-43.
Seid Michael, Lotstein Debra, Williams Valerie L, Nelson Christopher, Leuschner Kristin J, Diamant Allison, Stern Stefanie, Wasserman Jeffrey, Lurie Nicole   Quality improvement in public health emergency preparedness Annual review of public health, 2007; 28(2): 19-31.
Yancey Antronette K, Lewis Lavonna Blair, Guinyard Joyce Jones, Sloane David C, Nascimento Lori Miller, Galloway-Gilliam Lark, Diamant Allison L, McCarthy William J   Putting promotion into practice: the African Americans building a legacy of health organizational wellness program Health promotion practice, 2006; 7(3 Suppl): 233S-46S.
Sloane David, Nascimento Lori, Flynn Gwendolyn, Lewis LaVonna, Guinyard Joyce Jones, Galloway-Gilliam Lark, Diamant Allison, Yancey Antronette K   Assessing resource environments to target prevention interventions in community chronic disease control Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2006; 17(2 Suppl): 146-58.
Ciaranello Andrea L, Molitor Fred, Leamon Martin, Kuenneth Christina, Tancredi Daniel, Diamant Allison L, Kravitz Richard L   Providing health care services to the formerly homeless: a quasi-experimental evaluation Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2006; 17(2): 441-61.
Diamant Allison L, Babey Susan H, Brown E Richard, Hastert Theresa A   Diabetes on the rise in California Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2005; 29(PB2005-11): 1-8.
Brown E Richard, Babey Susan H, Hastert Theresa A, Diamant Allison L   Half of California adults walk less than one hour each week Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2005; 29(PB2005-9): 1-8.
Chen Judy Y, Diamant Allison, Pourat Nadereh, Kagawa-Singer Marjorie   Racial/ethnic disparities in the use of preventive services among the elderly American journal of preventive medicine, 2005; 29(5): 388-95.
Hastert Theresa A, Babey Susan H, Diamant Allison L, Brown E Richard   More California teens consume soda and fast food each day than five servings of fruits and vegetables Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2005; 29(PB2005-8): 1-7.
Lewis LaVonna Blair, Sloane David C, Nascimento Lori Miller, Diamant Allison L, Guinyard Joyce Jones, Yancey Antronette K, Flynn Gwendolyn, Flynn Gwendolyn   African Americans' access to healthy food options in South Los Angeles restaurants American journal of public health, 2005; 95(4): 668-73.
Babey Susan H, Diamant Allison L, Brown E Richard, Hastert Thesesa   California adolescents increasingly inactive Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2005; 95(PB2005-3): 1-7.
Chen Judy Y, Diamant Allison L, Kagawa-Singer Marjorie, Pourat Nadereh, Wold Cheryl   Disaggregating data on Asian and Pacific Islander women to assess cancer screening American journal of preventive medicine, 2004; 27(2): 139-45.
Diamant Allison L, Hays Ron D, Morales Leo S, Ford Wesley, Calmes Daphne, Asch Steven, Duan Naihua, Fielder Eve, Kim Sehyun, Fielding Jonathan, Sumner Gerald, Shapiro Martin F, Hayes-Bautista David, Gelberg Lillian   Delays and unmet need for health care among adult primary care patients in a restructured urban public health system American journal of public health, 2004; 94(5): 783-9.
Yancey Antronette K, Lewis Lavonna B, Sloane David C, Guinyard Joyce Jones, Diamant Allison L, Nascimento Lori M, McCarthy William J   Leading by example: a local health department-community collaboration to incorporate physical activity into organizational practice Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP, 2004; 10(2): 116-23.
Brown-Saltzman Katherine, Diamant Allison, Fineberg Iris Cohen, Gritsch H Albin, Keane Michael, Korenman Stanley, Lewis Michelle, Morgan Marshall, Rothenberg Les, Tymchuk Alexander, Weiss Fredda, Weiss Irwin, Wenger Neil, Wiley Fran, Wiley Fran, Wiley Fran   Surrogate consent for living related organ donation JAMA, 2004; 291(6): 728-31.
Sloane David C, Diamant Allison L, Lewis LaVonna B, Yancey Antronette K, Flynn Gwendolyn, Nascimento Lori Miller, McCarthy William J, Guinyard Joyce Jones, Cousineau Michael R, Cousineau Michael R   Improving the nutritional resource environment for healthy living through community-based participatory research Journal of general internal medicine, 2003; 18(7): 568-75.
Diamant Allison L, Babey Susan H, Brown E Richard, Chawla Neetu   Diabetes in California: nearly 1.5 million diagnosed and 2 million more at risk Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2003; 18(PB2003-1): 1-8.
Diamant Allison L, Wold Cheryl   Sexual orientation and variation in physical and mental health status among women Journal of women's health (2002), 2003; 12(1): 41-9.
Diamant Allison L, Brook Robert H, Fink Arlene, Gelberg Lillian   Use of preventive services in a population of very low-income women Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2002; 13(2): 151-63.

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