Dr. Mark Diamond, OD, spoke about the future of the Oregon State Hospital to about 100 friends of the Mental Health Association of Portland at Oregon Health Sciences University on October 28, 2010. The event was co-sponsored by Portland Hearing Voices, Disability Rights Oregon, the Empowerment Center, and NAMI of Multnomah County.
Mark has been in his current position as the Chief Medical Officer of the Oregon State Hospital for the past year. Prior to that, he was the Chief of Psychiatry for The Institute of Forensic Psychiatry at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo and was also the Chief of Psychiatry and Acting Chief Medical Officer for the Colorado Dept. of Corrections. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and has added qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry. He is a Certified Correctional Health Professional, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, as well as a Affiliate Assistant Professor with the OHSU Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Diamond has lectured nationally on the topics of Correctional Mental Health and Cost Containment related to Psychotropic Medications.