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MAPP, Public Policy
University of Chicago


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

Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
University of Chicago


Elizabeth A. Jacobs is a professor of medicine and population health at Dell Medical School.

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