Jessy Devieux


Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention




Dr. Jessy Dévieux, a clinical and health psychologist, is associate professor of public health in the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The driving interest of her career has been to improve outcomes for those who have not yet fully benefited from public health and intervention strategies. Her research interests focus on health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities, especially the development and adaptation of HIV primary and secondary prevention interventions for underserved populations in the U.S. and internationally.

She has been principal investigator and/or co- principal investigator on more than 15 National Institutes of Health (NIC)-funded randomized clinical trials designed to reduce risk behaviors and improve adherence to treatment among vulnerable populations of adolescents, severely mentally ill adults, and HIV+ adolescents and adults, marginalized populations who experience disparities in health services information, access and treatment.

Her work has been funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHHD) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and has broken new ground in HIV/AIDS behavioral research; most noteworthy is her HIV prevention research with South Florida youth and substance abusing adults and people living with HIV in the Caribbean.

Dr. Dévieux serves on departmental, school and university committees and is a volunteer member on the committees and boards of several local, national and international non-profit and professional organizations.

She is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and NIH panels and is frequently called upon as an invited speaker by funding agencies to present her research, serve on special panels and offer her expertise in HIV prevention science to chart strategic directions for future research agenda on the intersection of substance abuse and HIV.


AIDS Prevention Program


  • Vanderbilt University, Ph.D.
  • Fisk University, MA
  • Hunter College, BA

Publications/Research (Last 5 years:  2012-2017)

Articles  [*Denotes co-authorship with students]

Koenig, S.P., Dorvil, N., Dévieux, J.G., Hedt-Gauthier, B.L., Riviere, C., Faustin, M., Lavoile, K., Perodin, C., Apollon,  A., Duverger, L., McNairy, M.L., Hennessey, K.A., Cremieux, P., Severe, P., Pape, J.W.  (in Press).  Same-Day HIV Testing with Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy versus Standard Care for Persons Living with HIV: A Randomized Unblinded Trial.  PLoSMed. 2017.

Hennessey, K.A., Dadaille, T., rivera, V., McNairy, M., Guiteau, C., Dévieux, J.G., Cremieux, P., Koenig, S.P., Pape, J.W. (in Press).  Retention in Care and Time to antiretroviral Therapy Eligibility among Patients With Early HIV Disease in Haiti.  Journal of the International Association of Providers in AIDS Care (JIAPAC). 2017.

*Weissman, J., Kanamori, M., Dévieux, J.G., Trepka, M.J., De La Rosa, M.  (2017). HIV Risk Reduction Interventions Among substance-Abusing Reproductive-Age Women:  A Systematic Review.  AIDS Education and Prevention, 29 (2), 121–140.

McMahon, R., Abbamonte, J., Dévieux JG. (2017). Psychopathology subgroups and HIV risk Among women in outpatient psychiatric treatment. AIDS and Behavior. 2017; DOI 10.1007/s10461-017-1686-9.

*Taveras, J., Trepka, M.J., Madhivanan, P., Gollub,  E.L. Devieux, J.G., Boubakari, I.  HIV Testing Behaviors Among Latina Women Tested for HIV in Florida, 2012.  Hispanic Health Care International, 2017, Vol. 15(1) 27-34.  DOI: 10.1177/1540415317696196

Gollub EL, Dévieux J.G., Jean-Gilles M., Pierre Ste-Rose S., Neptune S., Pelletier V. (2017). “This method, I think, can shed new light”: Haitian-American women’s reflections on  risk, culture, and family planning decisions from a short-term trial of a cervical barrier (FemcapTM).  International Quarterly of Community Health Education

*Villalba K, Dévieux JG, Rosenberg R, Cadet JL (2016) Serotonin-Related Gene Polymorphisms and Asymptomatic Neurocognitive Impairment in HIV-infected Alcohol Abusers.  Genetics Research International, Volume 2016, Article ID 7169172,

Koenig SP, Bernard D, Dévieux JG, Atwood S, McNairy ML, Severe P, et al. (2016) Trends in CD4 Count Testing, Retention in Pre-ART Care, and ART Initiation Rates over the First Decade of Expansion of HIV Services in Haiti. PLoS ONE 11(2): e0146903. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146903. PMID: 26901795.

McMahon, R.C., Stanforth, E.T., Dévieux, J.G., Jean-Gilles, H. (2016).  HIV risk behavior and psychopathology among adolescents in court-ordered treatment.  The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.  DOI 10.3109/00952990.2015.1132719. PMID: 26864053.

*Taveras, J., Trepka, M.J., Khan, H., Madhivanan, P., Gollub, E.L., Dévieux, J.G., (2016).  HIV Risk Behaviors Among Latina Women Tested for HIV in Florida by Country of Birth, 2012.  Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1–11, DOI: 10.1007/s10903-015-0260-7. PMID: 26250610.

*Rubens M, Ramamoorthy V, Attonito J, Saxena A, Appunni S, Shehadeh N, Dévieux JG. (2015). A Review 5-HT Transporter Linked Promoter Region Polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and associations with alcohol use problems and sexual risk behaviors. Journal of Community Genetics, DOI 10.1007/s12687-015-0253-1. PMID: 26338666.

Koenig, S.P., Bornstein, A., Severe, K., Fox, E., Dévieux, J.G., Severe, P., Joseph, P., Marcelin, A., Bright, D.A., Pham, N., Cremieux, P., Pape, W. (2015).  A Second Look at the Association between Gender and Mortality on Antiretroviral Therapy.  PLoS-One, 10(11): e0142101. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142101. PMID: 26562018.

*Dévieux, JG, Jean-Gilles, MJ, Beck-Sague, C, Attonito, J., Rosenberg, R., Saxena, A., Stein, J. (2015). Depression, Abuse, Relationship Power and Condom Use by Pregnant and Post-partum Women with Substance Abuse History.  AIDS and Behavior. DOI 10.1007/s10461-015-1176-x PMID: 26319131

*Dévieux, JG, Saxena, A., Rosenberg, R., Klausner, J., Jean-Gilles, M., Madhivanan, P., Gaston, S., Rubens, M., Théeodore, H., Deschamps, M.M., Koenig, S.P., Pape, J.W. (2015).    Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Beliefs about Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) among a Sample of Health Care Providers in Haiti.  PLoS-One 10(8): e0134667. doi:10.1371. PMID: 26237217.

*Villalba K, , Dévieux J.G. Rosenberg R, Cadet JL (2015).  DRD2 and DRD4 Genes Related to Cognitive Deficits in HIV-infected Adults who Abuse Alcohol. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 11:25, DOI: 10.1186/s12993-015-0072-x. PMID: 26307064.

Beck-Sagué, C., Dévieux, J.G., Pinzón-Iregui, MC., Lerebours-Nadal, L., Abreu-Perez, R., Bertrand, R., Rouzier, V., Gaston, S., Ibanez, G., Halpern, M., Pape, J.W., Dorceus, P., Preston, S.M., Dean, A.G., Nicholas, S.W., Blasini, I. (2015).  Disclosure of their HIV status to perinatally-infected youth using the adapted Blasini disclosure model in Haiti and the Dominican Republic :  Preliminary Results.  AIDS 2015 Jun;29 Suppl 1:S91-8. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000665.

Espérance MC, Koenig SP, Guiteau C, Homeus F, Dévieux JG, Edouard J, Bertrand R, Joseph P, Bellot C, Decome D, Pape JW, Sévère P. (2015).  A Successful Model for Rapid Triage of Symptomatic Patients at an HIV Testing Site in Haiti. International Health. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihv042. PMID: 26180112.

*Cyrus, E., Gollub, E.L., Jean-Gilles, M., Neptune, S., Pelletier, V., Dévieux, J., (2015). An exploratory study of acculturation and reproductive health among Haitian and Haitian-American women in Little Haiti, South Florida.  Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. DOI 10.1007/s10903-015-0235-8. PMID: 26087716.

Kojima, N., Bristow, C., Pollock, N., Crouse, P., Theodore, H., Bonhomme, J., Gaston, S., Dévieux, J.G., Pape, J.W., Klausner, J.D. (2015). Rapid training and implementation of the Pollock technique, a safe, rapid, and effective newborn circumcision procedure in a low-resource setting. Global Pediatric Health, 1–7. DOI: 10.1177/2333794X15589114

*Gollub EL, Cyrus-Cameron E, Dévieux J, Jean-Gilles M, Neptune S, Pelletier V, Michel H, Sévère M, Pierre L. (2015).  ‘Men Don’t Need to Know Everything’: a field trial of a discreet, female-initiated, contraceptive barrier method (FemCapTM) among Haitian American women. Culture, Health and Sexuality. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2015.1005672.  PMID: 25703101.

*Villalba, K., Attonito, J., Angelico, M., Devieux, JG. Gasana, J., Dorak, T. (2015).  A Meta-Analysis of the associations between the SLC6A4 promoter polymorphism (5HTTLPR) and the risk for alcohol dependence.  Psychiatric Genetics, Apr;25(2):4758.doi: 10.1097/ YPG. 0000000000000078. PMID: 25710844.

Kremer, H., Lutz, F.P., McIntosh, R.C., Dévieux, J.G., Ironson, G. (2015).  Interhemispheric Asymmetries and Theta Activity in the Rostral Anterior Cingulate Cortex as EEG Signature of HIV-Related Depression:  Gender Matters.  Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, DOI:  10.1171/1550059414563306. PMID: 25568149.

*Dévieux JG, Jean-Gilles, M., Frankel, A., Attonito, J., Saxena, A., Rosenberg, R. (2015).  Predictors of Sexual Activity in Haitian-American Adolescents.   Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, DOI: 10.1007/s10903-014-0148-y. PMID: 25491443.

Beck-Sagué CM, Dévieux JG, Pinzón-Iregui CM, Abreu-Pérez R, Lerebours-Nadal L, Gaston S, Dean AG, Halpern M, Rouzier V, Bertrand R, Rosenberg R, Pape JW, Nicholas SW,  Blasini I. (2014).  Depression in Caregivers of Status-Naïve Pediatric HIV Patients Participating in a Status Disclosure Study in Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Preliminary Report. J Trop Ped 2014 [November 10 Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25389181.

Beck-Sagué C, Pinzón-Iregui MC, Abreu-Pérez R, Lerebours-Nadal L, Navarro CM, Ibanez G, Soto S, Halpern M, Nicholas SW, Malow R, Dévieux JG. (2014). Disclosure of their status to youth with human immunodeficiency virus infection in the Dominican Republic: A mixed-methods Study. AIDS and Behavior. 2014 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25186784.

Beck-Sague, C. M., Lerebours-Nadal, L., Koenig, E., Halpern, M., Rosenberg, R., Preston, S.,  Siegel, J., Atkins, M., Dévieux, J.G.  (2014). Depression and Response to Antiretroviral Therapy in the Dominican Republic. J AIDS Clin Res5(401), 2.

*Attonito, J., Devieux, JG, Lerner, B., Hospital, M., Rosenberg, R. (2014).  Testing a Mediated Biopsychosocial Model to Predict Viral Load among among People Living with HIV.  Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

*Attonito, J., Devieux, JG, Lerner, B., Hospital, M., Rosenberg, R. (2014).  Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence as a Mediating Factor Between Psychosocial Variables and HIV Viral Load.  Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. PMID: 25305029.

*Attonito, J., Devieux, JG, Lerner, B., Hospital, M., Rosenberg, R. (2014).  Exploring Substance Use and HIV Treatment Factors Associated with Neurocognitive Impairment among People Living with HIV/AIDS. Frontiers in Public Health. PMID: 25157345.

*Carver JW, Dévieux JG, Gaston SC, Altice FL, Niccolai LM. (2014) Sexual Risk BehaviorsAmong Adolescents in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. AIDS and Behavior. Published online ahead of print, January 9, 2014, DOI 10.1007/s10461-013-0689-4. PMID: 24402691.

*Conserve DF, King G, Dévieux JG, Jean-Gilles M, Malow R. (2014). Determinants of HIV Serostatus Disclosure to Sexual Partner Among HIV-Positive Alcohol Users in Haiti. AIDS and Behavior. Published online ahead of print, January 3, 2014, DOI 10.1007/s10461-013-0685-8. PMID: 24385230.

Agudelo, M., Khatavkar, P., Yndart, A., Yoo, C., Rosenberg, R., Devieux, J.G., Malow, R., Nair, M. (2014).  Alcohol Abuse and HIV infection: Role of DRD2. Current HIV Research, 12, 234-242. PMID: 25053368.

Kalichman SC, Dévieux JG. (2013).  Robert M. Malow 1953-2013.  AIDS and Behavior, 2013 May;17(4):1219-20. PMID: 23564011.

Dévieux, J.G., Rosenberg, R., Saint-Jean, G., Malow, R.M. (2013). The continuing challenge of reducing risk among Haitian youth:  The need for intervention.  Journal of the International Association of Providers in AIDS Care, Published online ahead of print March 27, 2013. PMID: 23535173.

*Dévieux, J.G., Malow, R.M., Attonito, J., Jean-Gilles, M., Rosenberg, R., Gaston, S., Saint-Jean, G., Deschamps, M.M. (2013).  Post-traumatic stress disorder symptomatology and alcohol use among HIV-seropositive adults in Haiti. AIDS Care, Published online ahead of print February 4, 2013. PMID: 23373569.

*Malow, R.M., Dévieux, J.G., Stein, Judith A. Rosenberg, R. Jean-Gilles, Attonito, J., Koenig, S. P. Raviola, G., Sévère, P., Pape, J.W.  (2013). Depression, Substance Abuse and other Contextual Predictors of Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) among Haitians.  AIDS & Behavior, Published online ahead of print January 22, 2013. PMID: 23338563.

Noel, E., Esperance, M., Mclaughlin, M., Bertrand, R., Dévieux, J.G., Sévère, P., Marcelin, A., Nicotera, J., Delcher, C., Griswold, M., Meredith, G., Pape, JW, Koenig, S.P. (2013).  Attrition from HIV Testing to Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation among Patients Newly Diagnosed with HIV in Haiti. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. PMID: 23254154.

*Malow, R.M., Dévieux, J.G., Stein, Judith A. Rosenberg, R., Lerner, B., Attonito, J. (2012). Neurological Function, Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Factors and Risk Behaviors among HIV-Positive Alcohol Users.  AIDS and Behavior, 16 (8):  2297-2308. PMID: 22767030.

*Malow, R. M., McMahon, R., Dévieux, J.G., Rosenberg, R., Frankel, A., Bryant, V., Lerner, B., & Miguez, M.J. (2012). Cognitive behavioral HIV risk reduction in those receiving psychiatric treatment: A clinical trial. AIDS and Behavior, doi: 10.1007/s10461-011-0104-y. PMID: 22210481.

McMahon, R.C., Bryant, V.E., Dévieux, J.G., Jean-Gilles, M., Rosenberg, R., & Malow, R.M. (2012). Haitian adolescent personality clusters and their problem area correlates. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22362195.