Diana Litsas

PhD Student, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences


Diana Litsas is a doctoral student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She majored in human biology, health and society, and minored in health policy at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. After graduating, she worked as a project assistant at a fiscal agent for the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene. She earned her MPH in public health practice from the University at Albany, where she had the opportunity to intern as a qualitative researcher at The Valley Hospital. Prior to starting at Temple, Diana worked as a research coordinator in Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s Dept. of Pediatrics, which exposed her to behavioral coding and provider-patient communication. 

At Temple, Diana works under the mentorship of Dean Siminoff and is a graduate researcher in the Siminoff Research Group. Diana’s research interests include health disparities, medical decision making and health communication.

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