Brian Cory Jacobson, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine

MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health

I serve as the Medical Director of the Boston Accountable Care Organization (BACO), a Boston-based ACO with more than 160,000 members and over 1,500 providers. I have been a practicing gastroenterologist at Boston Medical Center for more than 16 years and have served in numerous positions within national organizations including the National Quality Forum and on the Governing Board of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. I have been a principal investigator on several grants from the National Institutes of Health and have published more than 100 scientific articles and practice guidelines, including original research appearing in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA Internal Medicine. My research expertise is broad, including interests in Barrett's esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux, colonoscopy and bowel preparation, colon cancer screening, population health and risk coding. My research team developed and validated the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale, an instrument for describing preparation adequacy that has been adopted for clinical and research purposes throughout the world.

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Boston Accountable Care Organization

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2018 Dept of Medicine, BU School of Medicine: Evans Clinician designation
2014 Dept of Medicine, BU School of Medicine: Research Mentor Award
2014 BU School of Medicine: Robert Dawson Evans Quality Improvement Award
2013 Boston Medical Center: Quality Improvement Award
1998 Brigham and Women's Hospital: Soma Weiss Award for excellence in teaching by a fellow
1995 Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Edward Weinstein Memorial Award for outstanding scholarship and dedication to patients

The Association Between Diet and Bowel Preparation
07/29/2015 - 06/30/2018 (PI)

Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus
07/01/2010 - 06/30/2016 (PI)

Gender Differences in risks for Barrett's Esophagus
05/01/2009 - 04/30/2010 (PI)

Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus
05/01/2005 - 04/30/2010 (PI)
5 K08 DK070706-05

Validation of a novel bowel preparation rating scale
01/01/2007 - 12/31/2007 (PI)
Amer Soc Gastro Endoscopy

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2016 The Association Between Diet and Bowel Preparation 5R21DK105476-02 1
2015 The Association Between Diet and Bowel Preparation 1R21DK105476-01A1 1
2014 Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus 5R01DK088782-05 2
2013 Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus 5R01DK088782-04 2
2012 Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus 5R01DK088782-03 2
2011 Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus 5R01DK088782-02 2
2010 Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus 1R01DK088782-01 2
2009 Gender differences in risks for Barrett's esophagus 5R03DK081686-02
2009 Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus 5K08DK070706-05 11
2008 Gender differences in risks for Barrett's esophagus 1R03DK081686-01
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  1. Crous-Bou M, Jovani M, De Vivo I, Jacobson BC. Gene-Environment Interactions and the Risk of Barrett's Esophagus in Three US Cohorts. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Jun; 114(6):893-899. PMID: 30950840.
  2. Cordella N, Trinquart L, Hochberg S, Jacobson BC, Mishuris RG. Effect of a Hospitalwide Quality Improvement Initiative to Promote High-Value Care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 Oct; 44(10):623-625.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30143446.
  3. Leszczynski AM, MacArthur KL, Nelson KP, Schueler SA, Quatromoni PA, Jacobson BC. The association among diet, dietary fiber, and bowel preparation at colonoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 10; 88(4):685-694.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30220301.
  4. Naidu H, Jacobson BC. Patients and Providers Are Amenable to Fecal Immunochemical Testing by Digital Rectal Exam. J Patient Exp. 2018 Sep; 5(3):236-237. PMID: 30214932.
  5. Kluge MA, Williams JL, Wu CK, Jacobson BC, Schroy PC, Lieberman DA, Calderwood AH. Inadequate Boston Bowel Preparation Scale scores predict the risk of missed neoplasia on the next colonoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Mar; 87(3):744-751.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28648575.
  6. Lin BM, Curhan SG, Wang M, Jacobson BC, Eavey R, Stankovic KM, Curhan GC. Prospective Study of Gastroesophageal Reflux, Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors and H2-Receptor Antagonists, and Risk of Hearing Loss. Ear Hear. 2017 Jan/Feb; 38(1):21-27. PMID: 27556519.
  7. MacArthur KL, Leszczynski AM, Jacobson BC. Enhancing bowel preparation instructions: Is the bang worth the buck, or are we stuck with the muck? Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 01; 85(1):98-100. PMID: 27986119; DOI: 10.1016/j.gie.2016.06.039;.
  8. Calderwood AH, Mahoney EM, Jacobson BC. A Plan-Do-Study-Act Approach to Improving Bowel Preparation Quality. Am J Med Qual. 2017 Mar/Apr; 32(2):194-200. PMID: 26917808; DOI: 10.1177/1062860616628642;.
  9. Zanchetti DJ, Schueler SA, Jacobson BC, Lowe RC. Effective teaching of endoscopy: a qualitative study of the perceptions of gastroenterology fellows and attending gastroenterologists. Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf). 2016 May; 4(2):125-30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27005761; DOI: 10.1093/gastro/gow003;.
  10. Calderwood AH, Thompson KD, Schroy PC, Lieberman DA, Jacobson BC. Response. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Sep; 82(3):583-4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26279354; DOI: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.04.042;.
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I am a practicing gastroenterologist conducting research in various aspects of endoscopy, including ways to improve bowel preparation for colonoscopy. I am also the Medical Director for the Boston Accountable Care Organization, with more than 160,000 covered lives and more than 1,500 providers. In that role, I am always seeking ways to improve performance of our network on several quality measures while making the delivery of healthcare more efficient.

My research expertise is in health services research, and I've participated in large cohort studies (e.g. the Nurses Health Study), randomized clinical trials, and smaller scale projects. I have successfully mentored more than 20 trainees on research projects and provided career advice and guidance. I have received two Quality Improvement Awards while at Boston Medical Center, the Department of Medicine Research Mentor Award, and have been named an Evans Clinician.

I measure my own success in terms of the achievements of those I've mentored, and continue to maintain close ties to former mentees beyond their training years, often providing career guidance and facilitating their involvement in national medical societies.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Advisor
  • Career Mentor
  • Project Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
  • Work / Life Integration Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
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