Ruth Rose-Jacobs, ScD, MS
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
Development & Behavioral Pediatrics

ScD, Boston University
MS, Boston University



My research expertise is in the 1) Development of typical and high-risk infants/children and their families- due to biological and social factors including exposure to substances and violence, violence, maternal depression, prematurity, food insecurity; 2) Measurement of subtle developmental differences in at-risk infants and children, in areas including executive function and higher cognitive abilities; and 3)Serving diverse and underserved children and their families including mothers who have opioid use disorders during pregnancy in the health care system.


Current Research Support:

2010-2017 R01 DA06532 NIH-NIDA Multiple PIs: Deborah A. Frank, Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Jane Liebschutz, "Cocaine Exposure in Utero: Young Adult Follow-Up," Total Cost: $2,440,032, Role: Principal Investigator

2012-2017 R01 DA06532 NIH-NIDA Administrative Supplement: Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow-up (PEP)," Multiple PIs: Deborah A. Frank, Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Total Cost $117,768, Role: Principal Investigator

2014-2017 90-CB-0186 Administration for Children and Families (ACYF), PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, "RESPECT (Recovery, Empowerment, Social Services, Prenatal care, Education, and Community Treatment)-Plus", Total Cost: $1,899,526, Role: Principal Investigator

2016- 2018 90EV0450-01-00 Administration for Children and Families (ACYF), PI: Neena McConnico; "Project BELONG Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Family Violence and Trauma: Innovating, expanding and sustaining treatment for caregivers and very young children" Total Cost $750,000 Role: Co-Investigator

Previous Research Support:

1986 Foundation for Physical Therapy Doctoral Study Grant, PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Total Cost: $3,900, Role: Principal Investigator

1987 Dudley Allen Sargent Research Fund Award, Boston University Sargent College, PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Total Cost: $1,000, Role: Principal Investigator

1982 Northeastern University Boston-Bouve College Faculty Publication Fund Grant, PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Total Cost: $500, Role: Principal Investigator

1982 Northeastern University Boston-Bouve College, Faculty Research Development, PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs Total Cost: $1,000, Role: Principal Investigator

1994 National Institutes of Health Biomedical Research Support Grant, PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, "Validation of the Performance and Behavioral Qualifier Scales: A Pilot Study on 24 Month Old Infant." Total cost: $4,992.

1997-2001 5 U1H SP0817-03 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Grant (SAMHSA-OEC), PI: Carol Seval Brooks, "Project RISE (Raising Infants in a Secure Environment),"Total Cost: $2,112,180, Role: Co-Investigator

1997-1999 Foundation for Physical Therapy Grant PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, "Infants from the Inner City: Relationships between Risk and Outcome Measures of Interest to Physical Therapists." Total cost: $60,000, Role: Principal Investigator

1999-2004 R01 DA06532-11 NIH-NIDA PI: Deborah A. Frank, "Cocaine Exposure in Utero: Elementary School Follow-up," Total Cost: $4,862,015, Role: Co-Investigator

2001-2003 5 U1H SP0817-03, SAMHSA, Casey Family Program, and NIH/NCRR M01RR00533. Starting Early Starting Smart Grant "Project RISE (Raising Infants in a Secure Environment)". PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, "Starting Early Starting Smart Longitudinal Preschool Extension for Project RISE," Total Cost: $1,101,151, Role Principal Investigator

2004-2010 R01 DA06532 NIH-NIDA PI: Deborah A. Frank, "Cocaine Exposure in Utero: Adolescent Follow-up," Total Cost: $3,148,122, Role Co-Investigator

2012-2014 90-CB-0186 Administration for Children and Families (ACYF), PI: Robert Sege, "RESPECT (Recovery, Empowerment, Social Services, Prenatal care, Education, and Community Treatment)-Plus" Total Cost: $1,899,526., Role: Co-investigator

2013-2015 AG-3198-B-10-0028 Research Program on Childhood Hunger, Food and Nutrition Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, "Child Food Insecurity in Families of Young Children with and without Special Health Care Needs." PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Total Cost, $249,985, Role: Principal Investigator
Ruth Rose-Jacobs Sc.D.

Boston Medical Center



2013 National Academy of Sciences : Invited participant on Disability and Food Insecurity Panel
2013 National Academy of Sciences Committee on National Statistics Food and Nutrition Board: Invited participant in “Multiple Systems Failure and Food Insecurity” discussion
2010 Massachusetts Bay Community College: Certificate of Appreciation- Service on Professional Advisory Board, Physical Therapy Assistant Prog
2002 Casey Family Program/Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP): Certificate of Appreciation-Recognition of Outstanding Work with Children and Families
1989 Boston University, Sargent College : Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program Scholarship Award & Dedication to Profession
1984-1989 Boston University: US Dept Education & HHS Traineeship



RESPECT-Plus
09/30/2012 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
DHHS/Admin for Children & Families

Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up
07/01/2010 - 03/31/2017 (Activity-level PI)
PI: Deborah A. Frank, MD
NIH-NIDA

Child Food Insecurity in Families of Young Children with and without Special Health Care Needs
03/25/2013 - 05/15/2015 (PI)
University of Kentucky Research Foundation DOA


Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Sun J, Patel F, Rose-Jacobs R, Frank DA, Black MM, Chilton M. Mothers'' Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Young Children''s Development. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Sep 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28919342.
  2. Richardson MA, Grant-Knight W, Beeghly M, Rose-Jacobs R, Chen CA, Appugliese DP, Cabral HJ, Liebschutz JM, Frank DA. Psychological Distress Among School-Aged Children with and Without Intrauterine Cocaine Exposure: Perinatal Versus Contextual Effects. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2016 Apr; 44(3):547-60.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26194603; PMCID: PMC4854523; DOI: 10.1007/s10802-015-0052-5;.
  3. Rose-Jacobs R, Fiore JG, de Cuba SE, Black M, Cutts DB, Coleman SM, Heeren T, Chilton M, Casey P, Cook J, Frank DA. Children with Special Health Care Needs, Supplemental Security Income, and Food Insecurity. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2016 Feb-Mar; 37(2):140-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26836641; DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000260;.
  4. Bailey T, Cook JT, Ettinger de Cuba S , Casey PH, Chilton M, Coleman SM , Cutts DB, Heeren TC, Rose-Jacobs R, Black MM, Frank DA. Development of an index of subsidized housing availability and its relationship to housing insecurity. Housing Policy Debate Journal. 2016; 1(26):172-187.
  5. Barthelemy OJ, Richardson MA, Rose-Jacobs R, Forman LS, Cabral HJ, Frank DA. Effects of intrauterine substance and postnatal violence exposure on aggression in children. Aggress Behav. 2016 May-Jun; 42(3):209-21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26660077; DOI: 10.1002/ab.21607;.
  6. Bovell A, Rose-Jacobs R, Ettinger de Cuba S, Coleman S, Frank DA. Nurturing Children: Solutions to Alleviate Hardship and Barriers for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs. Research findings from the Children’s Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program. 2015.
  7. Liebschutz JM, Crooks D, Rose-Jacobs R, Cabral HJ, Heeren TC, Gerteis J, Appugliese DP, Heymann OD, Lange AV, Frank DA. Prenatal substance exposure: What predicts behavioral resilience by early adolescence? Psychol Addict Behav. 2015 Jun; 29(2):329-37.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26076097; PMCID: PMC4593628; DOI: 10.1037/adb0000082;.
  8. Kathryn T. Bailey, John T. Cook, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, Patrick H. Casey, Mariana Chilton, Sharon M. Coleman, Diana Becker Cutts, Timothy C. Heeren, Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Maureen M. Black & Deborah A. Frank. Development of an Index of Subsidized Housing Availability and its Relationship to Housing Insecurity. Housing Policy Debate. 2015; April.
  9. Beeghly M, Rose-Jacobs R, Martin BM, Cabral HJ, Heeren TC, Frank DA. Level of intrauterine cocaine exposure and neuropsychological test scores in preadolescence: subtle effects on auditory attention and narrative memory. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 45:1-17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24978115; PMCID: PMC4197063; DOI: 10.1016/j.ntt.2014.06.007;.
  10. Frank DA, Kuranz S, Appugliese D, Cabral H, Chen C, Crooks D, Heeren T, Liebschutz J, Richardson M, Rose-Jacobs R. Problematic substance use in urban adolescents: role of intrauterine exposures to cocaine and marijuana and post-natal environment. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Sep 1; 142:181-90.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24999059; PMCID: PMC4180288; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.06.014;.
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