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Judith S. Jacobson

Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
School: 
Public Health
Department: 
Epidemiology Department
Office: 
722 West 168th, Street, 7th Floor, R736
Email: 
jsj4@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-305-2502
Fax: 
212-305-9413
Biography

Dr. Judith Jacobson's major research interests are cancer, asthma, and the role of behavior, including the use of complementary/alternative medicine, in the prevention and control of these conditions. She and colleagues have collaborated on studies of factors associated with cancer outcomes in national data and decision analyses of breast cancer prevention strategies, and on clinical trials of an herbal agent to control hot flashes in breast cancer patients and vitamin supplementation to prevent DNA damage in heavy smokers. With funding from the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Dr. Jacobson is studying the determinants and outcomes of the use of complementary/alternative medicine among breast cancer cases in the Long Island Breast Cancer Study. With a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Dr. Jacobson and co-investigators are studying factors associated with the development and persistence of asthma in a cohort of children attending Head Start programs in New York City neighborhoods with high asthma hospitalization rates. The Commonwealth Fund and MetroPlus are also providing funding to Dr. Jacobson and colleagues to conduct a randomized trial of an electronic device that teaches children aged 8-16 years to control their asthma.

Research & Other Works
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Breast conservation surgery versus total mastectomy among women with localized breast cancer in Soweto, South Africa
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Latent class analysis suggests four distinct classes of complementary medicine users among women with breast cancer
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Latent class analysis suggests four distinct classes of complementary medicine users among women with breast cancer
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Breast cancer receptor status and stage at diagnosis in over 1,200 consecutive public hospital patients in Soweto, South Africa: a case series
Article
Fear and loathing in the Caribbean: three studies of fear and cancer screening in Brooklyn's immigrant Caribbean subpopulations
Article
Use of Self-Care and Practitioner-Based Forms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine before and after a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
 
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