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Kathleen R. Jacobson, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Director, Family Medicine Clerkship
Family Medicine
GNH 2051 Marengo St.,1 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 626 457 4233

Overview

Dr. Kathleen Jacobson is an associate professor of Clinical Family Medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC. She attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed residency at Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC). While working as a hospitalist at VCMC and opening a rural family medicine clinic, she developed her own HIV Fellowship at VCMC.

In 1997, she joined the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, where she has been involved in all levels of medical education. She began teaching the Introduction to Clinical Medicine and the Professionalism in the Practice of Medicine courses. Dr. Jacobson then designed, developed, and implemented a new second year course, “Integrated Cases Section,” which she continues to direct. Since 2010, Dr. Jacobson has been the clinical co-chair for the year one Foundations of Medicine course and between 2014-2016 she served as the Director of the Family Medicine Clerkship. For her dedication to teaching, she has received the Excellence in Teaching Award twice and received the Peter V. Lee Award for Ethics and Professionalism in the Practice of Medicine.

In addition to her commitment to medical education, Dr. Jacobson serves as the medical director of the Los Angeles Regional Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center, where she has spent more than 19 years developing the HIV health care workforce, annually training more than 70 medical students, residents, community members, and correctional providers; including two HIV fellows every year. She also leads HIV capacity building projects in primary care clinics and emergency rooms. Her work in HIV clinical training has an international reach, as she has lead the US based trainings for international providers from countries such as South Africa, Serbia, the Philippines, Palau, and Botswana. In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Jacobson worked in rural Namibia, Africa as an HIV clinical mentor with the International Training and Education Center for Health at the University of Washington. In this role, she leant content expertise to development of the 2014 Namibian National HIV Treatment Guidelines, served as faculty for courses for the Namibia Africa Ministry of Health and Social Services, and mentored the medical providers in six hospitals, eight district HIV clinics, and more than 35 outreach clinics – covering over 100,000 HIV patients in two of the hardest hit regions of Namibia, Africa.

A dedicated researcher, Dr. Jacobson is the study principal investigator for two multi-site studies with the California Collaborative Treatment Group CCTG 593 Testing and Linkage to Care and CCTG 596, Incentivized Social Network Recruitment for HIV Case Finding, and the USC site principle investigator for CCTG 600 Multimodal Interventions to Improve Adherence to PrEP and Adherence Enhancement Guided by iTAB and Drug Levels in Women. She is co-principal investigator for Rule Out HIV in Los Angeles County plus the USC Emergency Department, and principal investigator on a California State Office of AIDS Expansion of Routine HIV Testing in three emergency departments in Ventura County.

Awards

Keck School of Medicine: Year II Faculty Teaching Award, 2016

Keck School of Medicine: Excellence in Teaching Award by Year II MS for Integrated Cases Course, 2009

USC Multisite Residency Program: Peter V. Lee Award for Ethics and Professionalism in the Practice of Medicine by PGY III Residents, 2000

Keck School of Medicine: Excellence in Teaching Award by Year II MS for Integrated Cases Course, 2006

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Publications

HIV Prevention and Treatment: The Evolving Role of the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Mar 25. View in: PubMed

High Feasibility of Empiric HIV Treatment for Patients With Suspected Acute HIV in an Emergency Department. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Jul 1; 72(3):242-5. View in: PubMed

Developing the HIV workforce: a case study of a training model for inexperienced HIV providers. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Nov; 23(4):1502-11. View in: PubMed

Integrated Cases Section: a course designed to promote clinical reasoning in year 2 medical students. Teach Learn Med. 2010 Oct; 22(4):312-6. View in: PubMed

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