Madison, WI

Associate Vice Chair, Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine and Population Health Science, University of Wisconsin

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Elizabeth A. Jacobs, MD, MAPP, FACP, is Associate Vice Chair for Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine, and Professor of Medicine and Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin.

She has done research documenting that provision of adequate interpreter services positively impacts the delivery of health care provided to patients with limited English proficiency, and that provision of these services is cost-beneficial. She is recognized as an expert on the provision of linguistically accessible and culturally competent care and has served on many expert panels. She has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and authored three book chapters, and she works with other investigators to design culturally specific research. She is also is a PCORI awardee. Jacobs has an MD from the University of California at San Francisco, trained as a general internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship at the University of Chicago.

Jacobs served as a former Co-Chair of the Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities from April 2014 - April 2017.

Conflicts of Interest

As of July 22, 2015:

  • Aetna Advisory Group on Reducing Disparities, Member

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