Social Welfare Doctoral Candidate Receives NIMH Grant

Doctoral candidate Jagadisa-devasri Dacus (Social Welfare) was recently awarded a dissertation research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Dacus's dissertation, “Identifying the Mental Health Strengths and Resiliencies of Black MSM in New York City who Maintain HIV-Seronegativity,” reflects his extensive history working with community-based organizations and health departments seeking to prevent HIV among high-risk racial and ethnic populations.
In addition to his behavioral science research, Dacus currently works as a capacity-building assistance provider for several national organizations. He received his MSSW from Columbia University School of Social Work in 1999.

The highly competitive NIMH grant is aimed at increasing diversity within mental health research.

Submitted on: APR 2, 2015

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