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Robyn Diaz, JD

Robyn Diaz, JD

  • Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer


JD - Georgetown University Law Center
BA - Brandeis University
Certificate in Executive Leadership for Healthcare – Cornell University

Robyn oversees the legal affairs, technology transfer, compliance, internal audit, and government affairs offices and manages outside counsel relationships. She is a member of St. Jude’s Executive Committee, Compliance Steering Committee, and Conflicts of Interest Committee and serves as the Institutional Official overseeing compliance with federal-wide assurances. Before joining St. Jude, Robyn was a member of the in-house legal team at MedStar Health in the Washington, DC region, served as an Adjunct Instructor and Academic Preceptor with the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, and was an attorney with Crowell & Moring, LLP. Robyn is a frequent speaker at legal industry conferences on topics as varied as ethical and legal issues in research, navigating the pandemic, DE&I initiatives, and data privacy and social media issues. She has been featured on multiple podcasts, including the Women in the Law – On the Record Podcast and the American Health Law Association’s Speaking of Health Law Podcast Series, and has been recognized as “Best of the Bar” and among “Women Who Lead in the Law” by the Memphis Business Journal. Robyn serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Memphis Child Advocacy Center, is a past Chair of the Memphis Bar Association Health Law Section and the District of Columbia Bar Health Law Section, and formerly served as Chair of the University of Memphis School of Law Institute for Health Law & Policy Advisory Board.

Selected Publications

Diaz R, Knight S. Mandating Workplace Safety: Considerations for Healthcare Employers Weighing Whether to Require Employees to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19. ABA Health eSource May;17(9), 2021.

Diaz R. Chapter 13: The Uninsured and Underinsured. AHLA Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook August, 2016.

Diaz R, Steuer K. Reforming Women’s Health Research: A Renewed Focus on Sex Differences in Clinical Trials. ABA Health eSource March;8(7), 2012.

Diaz R, Postal S. A Remedy in Sight: International Clinical Research Regulation in the Wake of Guatemala and Nigeria. Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law Winter;6(1), 2011.

Diaz R, Postal S. After Guatemala and Nigeria: The Future of International Clinical Research Regulation. The Health Lawyer October;24(1), 2011.

Diaz R, Postal S. DOJ’s Kyphoplasty Initiative: AHA Urges Greater Oversight in the Wake of Continuing Settlement Announcements. ABA Health eSource March;7(7), 2011.

Diaz R. Regulators, Watchdogs and Websites: Disclosure of Financial Conflicts of Interest. ABA Health eSource March;7(7), 2011.

Diaz R. Health Maintenance Organization Act Chapter. District of Columbia Practice Manual Updates for the 13th (2004), 14th (2005), 17th (2008) and 18th (2009) Editions.

Diaz R, Lerner A. DOJ Consent Order Resolves Antitrust Concerns for United – PacifiCare Transaction. Health Law ‘In the News’ January 2006.

Diaz R. State Use of Deemed Accreditation for Managed Care Organizations: The Debate Behind the Trend. AHLA HMOs and Health Plans Newsletter Winter 2006.

Diaz R. Unequal Access: The Crisis of Health Care Inequality for Low-Income African-American Residents of DC. Journal of Health Care Law & Policy 7, 2004.

Last update: February 2023