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SUHI Staff: Jackie Jacobs


Director of Evaluation

Professional Summary

Jackie Jacobs joined SUHI in October 2017 and currently serves as the Director of Evaluation. Jackie has worked on the dissemination of the Sinai Community Health Survey 2.0 and was the Project Director of the Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative during CY2018. Jackie oversees the SUHI evaluation portfolio which currently includes a variety of evaluation initiatives in content areas of rehabilitation medicine, domestic violence, health equity, diabetes prevention, behavioral health, and violence prevention.

Jackie is the Co-Investigator of the Living Independently for Tomorrow (LIFT) program, the Co-Principal Investigator for a National Institute of Justice funded formative evaluation of the Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) between Sinai’s Under the Rainbow Program and the Legal Council for Health Justice, and the lead evaluator on additional projects both within Sinai Health System and in partnership with external partners.

Prior to her work with SUHI, Jackie was the Senior Evaluator/Epidemiologist with the Maryland Department of Health in Baltimore, Maryland, specializing in the evaluation of HIV testing and Data to Care activities in Maryland. Jackie’s research interests include program evaluation, sexual and reproductive health, substance abuse, violence prevention, and health disparities.

M.P.H., Maternal and Child Health, the George Washington University, 2012 
B.A., Anthropology, New York University, 2010

Select Publications

  • Fitzpatrick V, Castro M, Jacobs J, Sebro N, Gulmatico J, Shields M, Homan SM. Nonfatal Firearm Violence Trends on the Westside of Chicago Between 2005 and 2016. J Community Health, 2019. doi: 10.1007/s10900-018-00603-8
  • Kothari, C., Wack, M., Hassen-Khodja, C., [et al, including Jacobs, J.] Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Data Network: Integrating Patient Reported Outcomes with Clinical Notes and Curated Genetic Reports. Neuropsychiatric Genetics. (Accepted for Publication)
  • Cassidy-Stewart H, Pearl M, Flynn C, Malasky J. Maryland’s PS12-1201 Demonstration Project: Improving the Health of Marylanders Living with HIV through Enhanced Linkage-to-Care Systems and Activities [abstract]. In: 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference; 2015 Dec 6-9; Atlanta, GA. Abstract 1650.
  • Schlueter AJ, Whitaker BI, Gishta R, Malasky J, Josephson CD. Changes in Hospital Human Tissue Oversight in the US between 2005 and 2011: Results of a follow-up AABB survey. Transfusion. doi: 10.1111/trf.12237
  • AuBuchon, J.P., Whitaker, B.I., Malasky, J., Fung, M.K. AABB Validation Study of the CDC National Healthcare Safety Network’s Hemovigilance Module Adverse Events Definitions Protocol. Transfusion, 2013; 53(Suppl. 2): 138A.
  • AuBuchon, J.P., Fung, M., Whitaker, B., Malasky, J. AABB validation study of the CDC National Healthcare Safety Network’s Hemovigilance Module adverse events definitions protocol. Blood Transfus, 2014. 12 Suppl 2: p. s455.