Dr. Dacso is a general internist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. He also serves as the Director of Academic Partnerships for UTMB Center for Global and Community Health, facilitating student, resident and faculty educational collaborations with international partners.
Dr. Dacso earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch and completed his residency and internship at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. He holds a master's degree in International Development Studies from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies.
Dr. Dacso has published peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and abstracts in the area of inter-professional global health educations, ethics of short-term global health experiences, global health preparation/mentorship. His current research focuses on capacity strengthening in molecular diagnostics for undifferentiated febrile syndromes in Latin America and the Caribbean. He holds an appointment in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in the department of Population Health Sciences and Microbiology.
Dr. Dacso is a faculty scholar in the John P. McGovern academy of Oslerian Medicine. He also attends on General Medicine Inpatient wards, supervises residents in clinic and see his patients in the Primary Care Pavilion for the Powell Team.