Jack Ume Tocco, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Jack Tocco, Ph.D., M.P.H. is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology and his M.P.H. in Health Behavior & Health Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
A medical anthropologist, Dr. Tocco is interested in structural determinants and cultural experiences of health and inequality, sexuality, and ethics. He conducted extended ethnographic research on HIV in an Islamic society in northern Nigeria, focused on treatment pluralism, masculinity, and ethics of caring among HIV-positive Muslim men. He is currently Principal Investigator on a NIMH-funded pilot study exploring why some socio-economically disadvantaged New Yorkers living with HIV who regularly fill prescriptions for antiretroviral therapy remain infectious.