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Steven J. Jacobsen, MD, PhD

Senior Director of Research
Regional Support
100 S. Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101-2453
Phone: 626-564-3478
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Other Affiliation

  • Research Professor of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Preventive Medicine, Los Angeles, California


  • MD, Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • PhD, Public Health Sciences (Epidemiology), University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

  • MS, Biostatistics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • BS, Biology, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin

Research Interests

Dr. Jacobsen is a chronic disease epidemiologist by training and is currently the Senior Director of Research at Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Research Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He is the Principal Investigator on two large, pivotal post-licensure vaccine safety studies and the Site PI for the KPSC Vaccine Safety DataLink site. He has a long track record of conducting and serving as the lead epidemiologist in a variety of population-based studies, including studies of vaccine safety and immunogenetics, rheumatoid arthritis and many chronic diseases. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 manuscripts in the peer-reviewed literature (h-index 90, Google Scholar 25Aug10) and has served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Epidemiology since 1997. He also was a charter member of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Study Section 1 from 1997 to 2001 for the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health and has served on and chaired numerous Special Emphasis panels.

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