Karen R. Jacobson, MD, MPH
Assistant 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 Assistant 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 drug resistant tuberculosis, including identification of social, biological, and economic determinants of and risk factors for drug resistance and approaches for improving TB outcomes in resource-limited settings. Dr. Jacobson has established a highly productive collaboration with researchers at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa, investigating the drivers of drug resistance in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and working to identify potentially modifiable factors.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology





The impact of alcohol consumption on TB treatment outcomes
04/08/2016 - 03/31/2021 (PI)
NIH-NIAID
5R01AI119037-02

URBAN ARCH (3/5) Uganda Cohort- TB prevention therapy for HIV-infected alcohol drinkers in Uganda…
09/22/2016 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
The Regents of the University of California NIH-NIAAA

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

Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research(CFAR): SWG1
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Miriam Hospital NIH-NIAID

ASTMH Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases
02/01/2013 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Geospatial clustering and molecular and social epidemiology of drug resistant TB
08/01/2013 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
NIH-FIC
5K01TW009213-6


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  1. Olson A, Ragan EJ, Nakiyingi L, Lin N, Jacobson KR, Ellner JJ, Manabe YC, Sagar M. Brief Report: Pulmonary Tuberculosis Is Associated With Persistent Systemic Inflammation and Decreased HIV-1 Reservoir Markers in Coinfected Ugandans. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Nov 01; 79(3):407-411.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30063648.
     
  2. Myers B, Bouton TC, Ragan EJ, White LF, McIlleron H, Theron D, Parry CDH, Horsburgh CR, Warren RM, Jacobson KR. Impact of alcohol consumption on tuberculosis treatment outcomes: a prospective longitudinal cohort study protocol. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 29; 18(1):488.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30268101.
     
  3. McIntosh AI, Jenkins HE, White LF, Barnard M, Thomson DR, Dolby T, Simpson J, Streicher EM, Kleinman MB, Ragan EJ, van Helden PD, Murray MB, Warren RM, Jacobson KR. Using routinely collected laboratory data to identify high rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis burden communities in the Western Cape Province, South Africa: A retrospective spatiotemporal analysis. PLoS Med. 2018 Aug; 15(8):e1002638.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30130377.
     
  4. Geadas C, Acuna-Villaorduna C, Mercier G, Kleinman MB, Horsburgh CR, Ellner JJ, Jacobson KR. FDG-PET/CT activity leads to the diagnosis of unsuspected TB: a retrospective study. BMC Res Notes. 2018 Jul 13; 11(1):464.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30001743.
     
  5. Fregonese F, Ahuja SD, Akkerman OW, Arakaki-Sanchez D, Ayakaka I, Baghaei P, Bang D, Bastos M, Benedetti A, Bonnet M, Cattamanchi A, Cegielski P, Chien JY, Cox H, Dedicoat M, Erkens C, Escalante P, Falzon D, Garcia-Prats AJ, Gegia M, Gillespie SH, Glynn JR, Goldberg S, Griffith D, Jacobson KR, Johnston JC, Jones-López EC, Khan A, Koh WJ, Kritski A, Lan ZY, Lee JH, Li PZ, Maciel EL, Galliez RM, Merle CSC, Munang M, Narendran G, Nguyen VN, Nunn A, Ohkado A, Park JS, Phillips PPJ, Ponnuraja C, Reves R, Romanowski K, Seung K, Schaaf HS, Skrahina A, Soolingen DV, Tabarsi P, Trajman A, Trieu L, Banurekha VV, Viiklepp P, Wang JY, Yoshiyama T, Menzies D. Comparison of different treatments for isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis: an individual patient data meta-analysis. Lancet Respir Med. 2018 04; 6(4):265-275. PMID: 29595509.
     
  6. Freiman JM, Jacobson KR, Muyindike WR, Horsburgh CR, Ellner JJ, Hahn JA, Linas BP. Isoniazid Preventive Therapy for People With HIV Who Are Heavy Alcohol Drinkers in High TB-/HIV-Burden Countries: A Risk-Benefit Analysis. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Apr 01; 77(4):405-412.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29239900.
     
  7. Brooks-Pollock E, Jacobson KR. Rethinking tuberculosis control by targeting previously treated individuals. Lancet Glob Health. 2018 04; 6(4):e361-e362. PMID: 29472017.
     
  8. Farhat MR, Jacobson KR, Franke MF, Kaur D, Murray M, Mitnick CD. Fluoroquinolone Resistance Mutation Detection Is Equivalent to Culture-Based Drug Sensitivity Testing for Predicting Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment Outcome: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 15; 65(8):1364-1370. PMID: 29017248.
     
  9. Jacobson KR, Barnard M, Kleinman MB, Streicher EM, Ragan EJ, White LF, Shapira O, Dolby T, Simpson J, Scott L, Stevens W, van Helden PD, Van Rie A, Warren RM. Implications of Failure to Routinely Diagnose Resistance to Second-Line Drugs in Patients With Rifampicin-Resistant Tuberculosis on Xpert MTB/RIF: A Multisite Observational Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jun 01; 64(11):1502-1508.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28199520; DOI: 10.1093/cid/cix128;.
     
  10. Jacobson KR. Tuberculosis. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Feb 07; 166(3):ITC17-ITC32. PMID: 28166561; DOI: 10.7326/AITC201702070;.
     
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alcohol
drug resistant tuberculosis
global health
spatial mapping
tuberculosis
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