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C. Jeff Jacobson Jr

Title: Professor, University of Cincinnati, Department of Anthropology
Office: 466 Braunstein Hall
Tel: 513-807-3789
Email: jacobsjt@ucmail.uc.edu


  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2001 (Medical Anthropology. Dissertation: "Spirits, Demons, and Nightmares: Moral Images of Self and Other in Puerto Rican Life History and Religious Discourse").
  • M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1993 (Medical Anthropology).
  • M.A., Tulane University, 1990 (Latin American Studies).
  • B.A., Colorado College, 1986 (Chemistry, with distinction).

Research Information

Research Support

  • (PI), Jacobson, Clement; Oakley, Gregory, Partnerships to Educate on Environmental and Genetic Issues, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. (OSP 03-166-01), Closed. 09-30-2002 to 07-31-2007. Status: 000176-001.
  • (Collaborator), Elder, Nancy; Horner, Ronnie; Jacobson, Clement; Matthews, Gerald; Ying, Jun, Comparability Of Work Intensity Among Medical Specialists: A Pilot Study, American Academy of Neurology. (SRS 005948), Active. 11-17-2008 to 09-30-2010. Status: 005948-001.
  • (Collaborator), Acklin, Dana; Carrozza, Mark; Cotton, Sian; Jacobson, Clement; Leonard, Anthony; Meganathan, Karthikeyan; Ritchey, Phillip; Szaflarski, Magdalena; Tsevat, Joel; Williams, Rhys, Religious Organizations' Responses to HIV/AIDS, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. (R21 HD050137), $425,100.00. 05-01-2007 to 04-30-2010. Status: Closed.
  • (Collaborator), Bolon, Shannon; Elder, Nancy; Jacobson, Clement, Assessing and Optimizing Medical Assistant Roles, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (R03 HS019030), $95,839.00. 07-01-2010 to 12-30-2011. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Jacobson, Clement, Enhancing PROMIS in Pediatric Pain, Rheumatology, and Rehabilitation Research, National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease. (106355 / U01 AR057940), $48,554.00. 09-30-2009 to 07-31-2013. Status: Active.
  • Morgan (PI-CCHMC) “Advancing Pediatric Chronic Illness Care and Research with PROMIS” NIH U19 RFA-AR- 15-014, , CCHMC. $110,155. Status: Denied.
  • (PI), Elder, Nancy; Jacobson, Clement; Regan, Saundra, Epidemiological Study of Adult Primary Care Patients Aimed at Describing the Clinical Correlates and Subjective Bases of Patients' Ratings of Global Health, Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. (Exh A-Study Design GSRH), $64,000.00. 08-16-2012 to 10-31-2013. Status: Active.
  • Brown, C. “Improving Uptake of Targeted Prevention Programs for Child Mental Health” NIMH R34 MH-16- 410 (Jacobson subcontract $15, 560). , CCHMC. $710,911 . Status: Denied.


Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Eggerth, D., DeLaney, S., Flynn, M., Jacobson, C.J. 2012. Work Experiences of Latina Immigrants: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Career Development 39(1): 13-30[Link]
  • Jacobson, C.J., Bolon, S., Elder, N., Schroer, B. 2011. Temporal and Subjective Work Demands in Office Based Patient Care: An Exploration of the Dimensions of Physician Work Intensity. Medical Care 49(1): 52-58.[Link]
  • Horner, R., Szaflarski, J., Jacobson, C.J., Bolon, S. 2011. Clinical Work Intensity among Physicial Specialties: How Might We Assess It? What Do We Find? Medical Care 49(1): 108-113[Link]
  • Grossoehme, D.H., Jacobson, C.J., Cotton, S., Ragsdale, J.R., Seid, M. 2011. Written Prayers and Religious Coping in a Paediatric Hospital Seting. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture 14(5): 423-432.
  • Grossoehme, D.H., VanDyke, R., Jacobson, C.J., Cotton, S., Ragsdale, J.R., Seid, M. 2010. Written Prayers in a Pediatric Hospital Setting: Linguistic Analysis. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality 2(4): 227-233.[Link]
  • Anthony, J., Baik, S.Y., Susman, J., Bowers, B., Tidjani, B., Jacobson, C.J. 2010. Conditions that Influence the Primary Care Clinician's Decision to Refer Patients for Depression Care. Rehabilitation Nursing 35(3): 113-122.[Link]
  • Fujihiro, K., Gong, F., Baron, S., Jacobson, C.J. 2010. Translating Questionnaire Items for a Multi-Lingual Worker Population: The Iterative Process of Translation and Cognitive Interviews with English-, Spanish-, and Chinese-Speaking Workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 53: 194-203[Link]
  • Jacobson, C.J. 2009. The Nightmares of Puerto Ricans: An 'Embodied Altered States of Consciousness' Perspective. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 33(2): 266-289. [Link]
  • Baker, J., Bazemore, A., Jacobson, C.J. 2008. Rapid Assessment of Access to Care: Using GPS to Examine Access to Primary Care in Remote Parts of the Developing World. Field Methods 20(3): 296-309.[Link]
  • Zink, T., Jacobson, C.J., Regan, S., Fisher, B., Pabst, S. 2006. Older Women's Descriptions and Understandings of their Abusers. Violence Against Women 12(9): 851-865.[Link]
  • Zink, T., Jacobson, C.J., Pabst, S., Regan, S., Fisher, B. 2006. A Lifetime of Intimate Partner Violence: Coping Strategies of Older Women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 21(5): 634-651.[Link]
  • Jacobson, C.J., Luckhaupt, S., DeLaney, S., Tsevat, J. 2006. Religio-Biography, Coping, and Meaning-Making Among Persons with HIV/AIDS. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45(1): 39:56.[Link]


  • Jacobson, C. J Farrell, J. E., Kashikar-Zuck, S., Barnett, K., Goldschneider K.,
    Dampier, C., and J., DeWitt, E. M. “ Qualitative Evaluation of Pediatric Pain
    Behavior, Quality, and Intensity Item Candidates and the PROMIS Pain Domain Framework in Children With Chronic Pain. Journal of Pain, 16(12) : 1243-55 
  • Flynn, M., Eggerth D., Jacobson C. J. « Undocumented Status as a Social
    Determinant of Occupational Safety and Health: The Workers’ Perspective."
    American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 58 (11) : 1127-1137

In Press

  • Jacobson, C.J., Farrel, J.E., Zuck, S.K., Seid, M., Verkamp, E., DeWitt, E.M. 2012. Sometimes at Pains to Say: An Exploration of Communication Factors Affecting Child and Adolescent Self Report of Pain and Pain Related Functioning. Submitted to Journal of Pediatric Psychology, January 2012. Accepted for publication, in press.

Under Review

  • Edler, N., Jacobson, C.J., Bolon, S. Primary Care Teams of Providers and Medical Assistants in Small Offices: Understanding the Role of the Medical Assistant. Submitted to Annals of Family Medicine, September 2012.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2007 to To Present, Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, University fo Cincinnati, Department of Anthropology.
  • 2001 to To Present, Research Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Department of Anthropology.
  • 2001 to To Present, Research Assistant Professor, UC Department of Family Medicine.
  • 2001 to To Present, Research Fellow, UC Institute for the Study of Health.
  • 1998 to 2000, Education and Training Specialist, Cuyahoga County Community Mental Health Board, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 1997 to 2001, Language Instructor, Echo International.
  • 1991 to 1995, Language Instructor, CWRU English Language Services.
  • 1988 to 1990, Language Instructor, Tulane Institute for English as a Second Language, Tulane University.
  • 2014 to 2015, Interim Head, University of Cincinnati, Department of Anthropology.
  • 2011Director, Taft Medical Humanities Research Group.
  • Reviewer, Journal Pediatric Psychology.

Courses Taught

    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 05A

    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 09S

    Level: Graduate

    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 07A

  • Level: Graduate

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 06A

  • Level: Graduate

  • Level: Graduate
    Term: 09W