Darlene D

Research Mentor

Darlene draws on her medical research background and admissions success to mentor students during the research process, encouraging them to frame their academic passions and professional goals into a compelling research project that helps them stand out. 

Fresno, California

Resident, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)- Fresno
DO, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
BS, Human Biology, University of California, San Diego


Darlene completed her medical degree at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is currently completing her training as a family medicine resident physician at UCSF- Fresno. Throughout her college career, Darlene has participated in circadian rhythms research at UCSD, dermatology immunology research at The Scripps Research Institute, radiology clinical research at the UCSD Medical Center, and biotechnology entrepreneurship. In her medical training, Darlene actively engages in various research studies and manuscript writing. She has published several articles in indexed academic journals and frequently presents her research at medical conferences. In 2022, she was recognized as Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Student Researcher of the Year and went on to represent her school in the national COSGP competition for all osteopathic medical schools. As a research mentor, Darlene partners with students to tap into their academic interests and guide them in creating their own projects. 

Darlene’s Research Focus   

  • Dermatologic conditions
  • Chronic disease management
  • Infectious disease
  • Community health

Darlene’s Scholarly Activity  

Martinez-Moad M, Diep D, Wunderlich G, Vasudevan A, Janitz T, Crane A, Aluri B, Oviedo A, Mysore A. Post-Infantile Giant Cell Hepatitis Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis. ACG Case Reports Journal. Accepted Feb 2022. 

Karim M, Diep D, Onikoyi O, Teymour S, Lal K. Chemical peels for the management of melasma & hyperpigmentation. Dermatol Rev. 2022, 1-5. 

Diep D, Janitz T, Kannan K S, et al. (July 31, 2022) Bilateral Linear Porokeratosis Treated With Topical Cholesterol 2%/Lovastatin 2%. Cureus 14(7): e27540. doi:10.7759/cureus.27540

Diep D, Aluri B, Crane A, et al. (February 15, 2022) Stevens-Johnson syndrome in a Patient of Color: A Case Report and an Assessment of Diversity in Medical Education Resources. Cureus 14(2): e22245. doi:10.7759/cureus.22245

Diep D, Calame A, Cohen P R (October 07, 2021) Morphologic Mimickers of Seborrheic Keratoses: Cutaneous Lesions Masquerading as Seborrheic Keratoses. Cureus 13(10): e18559. doi:10.7759/cureus.18559