Elizabeth Jacobs, MD, MAPP

Division Chief of Primary Care and Value-Based Health; Professor; Associate Chair for Research

1988 …2019
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Elizabeth A. Jacobs is chief of primary care and value-based health and a professor of medicine and population health at Dell Medical School. She also serves as associate chair for research in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Prior to joining Dell Medical School, she was a professor of medicine and population health sciences and vice chair for health services research in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco and trained as a general internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship and a master’s in public policy at the University of Chicago.

Her research focus has been investigating disparities in health care, specifically in minority populations. She is recognized as an expert on developing accessible and culturally competent care for diverse populations, and her research has been supported through funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The California Endowment and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

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Research Output 1988 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Go Slow to Go Fast: Successful Engagement Strategies for Patient-Centered, Multi-Site Research, Involving Academic and Community-Based Organizations

Pinsoneault, L. T., Connors, E. R., Jacobs, E. A. & Broeckling, J., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of general internal medicine. 34, 1, p. 125-131 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Participation
Patient Outcome Assessment

Improving Communication in Breast Cancer Treatment Consultation: Use of a Computer Test of Health Numeracy

Schapira, M. M., Fletcher, K. E., Ganschow, P. S., Jacobs, E. A., Walker, C. M., Smallwood, A. J., Gil, D., Faghri, A., Kong, A. L., Yen, T. W., McDunn, S., Marcus, E. & Neuner, J. M., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Women's Health. 28, 10, p. 1407-1417 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Referral and Consultation
Breast Neoplasms
1 Citation (Scopus)

Motivating people to sustain healthy lifestyles using persuasive technology: A pilot study of Korean Americans with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes

Kim, M., Kim, K. B., Nguyen, T. H., Ko, J., Zabora, J., Jacobs, E. & Levine, D., Apr 1 2019, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 102, 4, p. 709-717 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prediabetic State
Asian Americans
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Self Care
Patient Care
Delivery of Health Care
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Physician's Role
Delivery of Health Care