E-mail: jed9@columbia.edu

Jeffrey Emil Diaz teaches Social Work Practice with Alcohol and Other Chemical Dependency at the Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW). He has also taught a policy oriented course in this area which attracted students from the Columbia University School of Public Health.

Diaz is respected as an expert in the areas of corporate consultation, management training, employee assistance and wellness programming. He is Director and one of the founders of the Employee Development Center, which is a division of Weill Medical College at Cornell University, that is a leading organization providing corporate consultation and employee assistance programming. He is one of the founders of the Midtown Center for Treatment and Research an intensive outpatient chemical dependency program. Amongst his numerous other accomplishments and activities Diaz served as Counseling Advisor to Major League Baseball, providing lectures and conferences on health related subjects. Diaz is a trustee of The Boy’s Club of New York and served as the founding President of the Education Program Alumni Association.

Diaz was featured on “Reach Out to Heal” PBS WNET-Thirteen’s special program developed to meet the needs of the nation in the wake of September 11 and was interviewed by Mary Alice Williams. He provided guidance and support to executives, managers and working people trying to move forward and return to work. He served as a senior advisor to “Moyer’s on Addiction, Close to Home,” a groundbreaking series on alcohol and drug abuse in America. He edited “Close to Home: Corporate Guide,” designed for chief executive and other officers interested in providing assistance to working people with alcohol and other substance abuse problems. He was featured on the nationally televised program “Moyer’s on Addiction a National Conversation.” Diaz has also appeared in the New York Times, Crain’s New York Business, Harper’s Bazaar and a number of other leading news sources.

Diaz graduated from Columbia University in 1981 in the Advanced Standing Program. He was the winner of the Presidential Management Internship Program competition sponsored by the federal government and was the first CSSW student selected.