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Elizabeth Jacobs, M.D., MAPP


M.D., Medicine
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

MAPP, Public Policy
University of Chicago


Residency, Internal Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Community Health Plan Primary Care Residency Program, Boston

Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
University of Chicago


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.

Professional Affiliations
  • PCORI Health Disparities Advisory Panel, 2013-present
  • PCORI Prioritizing Specific Research Topics Pilot Committee, 2012
  • Steering Committee, National Quality Forum, Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency, Consensus Standards, 2011
  • President-Elect, Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine, 2010
  • Co-Editor, JGIM Health Disparities Education Supplement, 2009
Awards & Honors
  • Chancellor's Community Academic Partnership Award, 2017
    University of Wisconsin System
  • Outstanding Investigator Award, 2017
    School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin
  • Addis Costello Award, 2014
    American College of Physicians Wisconsin Chapter
  • Participant, 2002
    American Association for the Advancement of Science Course on Racial and Ethnic Minorities as Research Subjects: Challenges for Research Ethics