FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Jessy Devieux, M.P.H., Ph.D.

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • E-mail: devieuxj@fiu.edu
  • Phone: 305-919-4205
  • Office: AC1-260 (BBC) | AHC5 408

Dr. Jessy Dévieux is a Haitian-American clinical and health psychologist. Her clinical and research interests focus on racial and ethnic minorities, with particular emphasis on HIV primary and secondary prevention. She has been funded by several NIH institutes (NIDA, NIAAA, NICHD, NIMH) as principal investigator or co-principal investigator for studies designed to reduce risk behaviors among marginalized populations who experience disparities in health services information, access, and treatment. She has considerable expertise in cross-cultural adaptation and translation of interventions for underserved populations in South Florida, Haiti and the Caribbean and South Africa. Her studies have encompassed diverse black and Hispanic minority populations, targeting substance misuse and its complicating psychosocial and contextual factors. Dr. Dévieux’s experience extends to addressing the problems that emerge in the transference of research instruments across cultures as well as the transference of knowledge from research to practice.

Research Areas

  • HIV primary and secondary prevention
  • Substance use and misuse
  • Adaptation and evaluation of evidence-based interventions
  • Immigrant and minority health