Jagadisa-Devasri Dacus, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies

Email: jd3558@cumc.columbia.edu 

Dr. Dacus’s research focuses on maintained HIV-negativity in Black men who have sex with men (MSM). His research aims to identify and understand the psychological, social, and spiritual strengths and resiliencies that contribute to the maintenance of HIV-negativity in Black MSM populations. He is particularly interested in furthering his Black MSM Resilience Theory, which offers examples of how public health HIV prevention can approach reducing HIV in this population by engaging in strengths-based approaches.