Karen R. Jacobson, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health




Dr. Karen Jacobson is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases, Boston University School of Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Jacobson’s research focuses on the epidemiology of tuberculosis, including identification of biological and social determinants of and risk factors for tuberculosis infection and disease (including drug resistant tuberculosis) and approaches for improving tuberculosis outcomes in resource-limited settings. Dr. Jacobson is the Medical Director of the Boston Medical Center Tuberculosis Clinic and has established a highly productive collaboration with researchers in Cape Town, South Africa. Her work has particular emphasis in understanding how substance use impacts on tuberculosis transmission and response to therapy.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology


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Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research





Transmission Of Tuberculosis Among illicit drug use Linkages (TOTAL)
08/01/2019 - 07/31/2024 (PI)
NIH-NIAID
1R01AI147316-01

Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research(CFAR): HIV-TB SWG
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
Miriam Hospital NIH-NIAID

Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants NIGMS - Predictive Models for the Spread of…
04/01/2020 - 03/31/2022 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University NIH-NIGMS

Investigating bacterial contributions to TB treatment response: a focus on in-host pathogen dynamics
09/22/2020 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
Harvard Medical School National Institutes

URBAN ARCH (3/5) Uganda Cohort- TB prevention therapy for HIV-infected alcohol drinkers in Uganda…
09/22/2016 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
The Regents of the University of California NIH-NIAAA

Biomarkers and Mechanisms of Paucibacillary and Latent Tuberculosis
11/01/2018 - 07/31/2021 (PI)
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey NIH-NIAID
5U19AI111276-08

MassCPR
05/01/2020 - 04/30/2021 (PI)
Harvard Medical School Mass Life Sciences C

The impact of alcohol consumption on TB treatment outcomes
04/08/2016 - 03/31/2021 (PI)
NIH-NIAID
5R01AI119037-04

ASTMH Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases
02/01/2013 - 11/30/2018 (PI)
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Phase 2 Pharmacodynamic Study of Hidh-dose Levofloxacin in MDR-TB Treatment
01/01/2015 - 07/31/2018 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University NIH-NIAID

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 Transmission Of Tuberculosis Among illicit drug use Linkages (TOTAL) 5R01AI147316-03
2021 SWG1: HIV/TB Scientific Working Group 5P30AI042853-23-7401 905
2020 Transmission Of Tuberculosis Among illicit drug use Linkages (TOTAL) 5R01AI147316-02
2020 The impact of alcohol consumption on TB treatment outcomes 5R01AI119037-05 3
2020 The impact of alcohol consumption on TB treatment outcomes 5R01AI119037-05 3
2020 SWG1: HIV/TB Scientific Working Group 5P30AI042853-22-7401 905
2019 Transmission Of Tuberculosis Among illicit drug use Linkages (TOTAL) 1R01AI147316-01
2019 The impact of alcohol consumption on TB treatment outcomes 5R01AI119037-04 3
2019 SWG1: HIV/TB Scientific Working Group 5P30AI042853-21-7401 905
2018 The impact of alcohol consumption on TB treatment outcomes 5R01AI119037-03 3
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  1. Barocas JA, Savinkina A, Lodi S, Epstein RL, Bouton TC, Sperring H, Hsu HE, Jacobson KR, Schechter-Perkins EM, Linas BP, White LF. Projected long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hepatitis C outcomes in the United States: a modelling study. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Sep 09.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34499124
     
  2. Berhanu RH, Jacobson KR. Tuberculosis Preventive Therapy for People With HIV Infection in High Tuberculosis Burden Settings: How Much Is Enough? Ann Intern Med. 2021 Aug 24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34424729
     
  3. Bouton TC, Jacobson KR. Symptom Screens Are Not Sufficient: The Fight Against Tuberculosis Needs Better Weapons. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 07 01; 73(1):121-123.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32296819; PMCID: PMC8246807; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa440;
     
  4. Ragan EJ, Gill CJ, Banos M, Bouton TC, Rooney J, Horsburgh CR, Warren RM, Myers B, Jacobson KR. Directly Observed Therapy to Measure Adherence to Tuberculosis Medication in Observational Research: Protocol for a Prospective Cohort Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2021 Jun 16; 10(6):e24510.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34132642; PMCID: PMC8277341; DOI: 10.2196/24510;
     
  5. Freiman JM, Fatch R, Cheng D, Emenyonu N, Ngabirano C, Geadas C, Adong J, Muyindike WR, Linas BP, Jacobson KR, Hahn JA. Prevalence of elevated liver transaminases and their relationship with alcohol use in people living with HIV on anti-retroviral therapy in Uganda. PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0250368.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34061870; PMCID: PMC8168875; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0250368;
     
  6. Myers B, Carney T, Rooney J, Malatesta S, White LF, Parry CDH, Bouton TC, Ragan EJ, Horsburgh CR, Warren RM, Jacobson KR. Alcohol and Tobacco Use in a Tuberculosis Treatment Cohort during South Africa's COVID-19 Sales Bans: A Case Series. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 05 19; 18(10).View Related Profiles. PMID: 34069737; PMCID: PMC8161406; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18105449;
     
  7. Kataria Y, Cole M, Duffy E, de la Cena K, Schechter-Perkins EM, Bouton TC, Werler MM, Pierre C, Ragan EJ, Weber SE, Jacobson KR, Andry C. Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies and risk factors in health care workers at an academic medical center in Boston, Massachusetts. Sci Rep. 2021 05 06; 11(1):9694.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33958668; PMCID: PMC8102593; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-89107-5;
     
  8. Bouton TC, Lodi S, Turcinovic J, Weber SE, Quinn E, Korn C, Steiner J, Schechter-Perkins EM, Duffy E, Ragan EJ, Taylor BP, Schaeffer B, Miller N, Davidoff R, Hanage WP, Connor J, Pierre C, Jacobson KR. COVID-19 vaccine impact on rates of SARS-CoV-2 cases and post vaccination strain sequences among healthcare workers at an urban academic medical center: a prospective cohort study. medRxiv. 2021 Mar 31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33821283; PMCID: PMC8020984; DOI: 10.1101/2021.03.30.21254655;
     
  9. Barocas JA, Jacobson KR, Hamer DH. Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Persons Experiencing Homelessness: Steps to Protect a Vulnerable Population. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 05; 36(5):1416-1417.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33532960; PMCID: PMC7852479; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-06434-5;
     
  10. Leavitt SV, Jacobson KR, Ragan EJ, Bor J, Hughes J, Bouton TC, Dolby T, Warren RM, Jenkins HE. Decentralized Care for Rifampin-Resistant Tuberculosis, Western Cape, South Africa. Emerg Infect Dis. 2021; 27(3):728-739.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33622466; PMCID: PMC7920662; DOI: 10.3201/eid2703.203204;
     
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alcohol
drug resistant tuberculosis
global health
spatial mapping
tuberculosis

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