Dirk Davis
Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Dirk A. Davis is a postdoctoral fellow in the Duke Interdisciplinary Research Training Program in AIDS (IRTPA T32) in the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) and the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). He is a behavioral scientist and mixed methodologist whose research focuses on improving the health of sexual and gender minority communities in Latin America and the US by reducing HIV, mental health, and violence disparities through community-engaged behavioral interventions.

Dr. Davis completed his MPH and PhD in Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health and was a Fogarty University of California Global Health Institute Postdoctoral Fellow prior to coming to Duke. He has worked in Central America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean in collaboration with various governmental, academic, and community-based organizations to improve the overall health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities since 2010, including nearly five years where he lived and worked in Guatemala with the US Peace Corps. His postdoctoral research is examining the role of sexual minority stressors on mental health and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) engagement among gay and bisexual men in Guatemala.

Current Research Interests

LGBTQ+ health
Global health
Mental health
HIV prevention and treatment
Indigenous health 
Mixed methods
Behavioral intervention design and evaluation

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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