Diana Pineda

Adjunct Lecturer and USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families
Contact Information
University Park
Research Interest 
Mental Health
Military Social Work
MSW, University of Southern California
MHA, University of Southern California
BA Psychology, University of California, Irvine

Diana Pineda, MHA, MSW, is the program director for the Welcoming Practices Consortium in schools with military-connected students. Previously she was the project manager for Building Capacity in Military-Connected Schools, based in San Diego. For the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families, she managed a project to educate and empower veterans and families through the use of technology.

She is co-author of several health research articles and co-author of The Pupil Personnel Guide for Supporting Students from Military Families. She has as years of experience in medical social work and mental health. As a clinical supervisor, she worked with several hospital and outpatient programs serving families experiencing depression and anxiety.    

An adjunct lecturer teaching policy and macro practice in child, youth, and family services, she has also been a field instructor, supervising interns at a school based at Camp Pendleton, and she received training by Project FOCUS in school-based skill-building.

Pineda consults as a problem-solving therapy trainer.

She holds a psychology degree from the University of California, Irvine, and master’s degrees in social work and health administration from USC.