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Heather Dacus DO, MPH




Dr. Heather Dacus joined the NYSDOH in 2007 and serves as Director of the Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control. A board-certified and NYS-licensed preventive medicine physician, she earned her master’s in public health degree at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health and her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dacus is a Steering Committee member of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, the NYS Cancer Consortium and the Citywide Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C5); she is also a member of the NYSDOH’s Institutional Review Board. Prior to joining the NYSDOH, Dr. Dacus spent six years as a General Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy providing direct medical care to Sailors and Marines in Washington D.C., Okinawa and Upstate NY.