Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, MSN

Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, MSN
Senior Fellow

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing/Department of Family and Community Health

Public Health Interests

Global Health, Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health, Violence/Injury Prevention

Current Public-Health Related Activities

Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, MSN is a nursing and public health scholar focused on underserved injured people in the US and globally. The goal of her scholarship is to build greater health equity and inform policies and population health programs that enhance injury prevention and recovery. Her recent mixed-methods research addresses key individual, health system, and structural drivers of injury risk and outcome disparities. She also studies the community impact of intersections between trauma care and law enforcement in urban environments. Dr. Jacoby is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is Center Investigator at the Penn Injury Science Center where she was an interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellow. She received her BA from Rutgers College, MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and BSN, MSN, and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Select Publications:

Jacoby, S.F., Richmond, T.S., Holena, D.N., & Kaufman, E.J. (2017). A safe haven for the injured? Urban trauma care at the intersection of healthcare, law enforcement, and race. Social Science and Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.05.037. [Epub ahead of print]'

Jacoby, S. F., Winston, F. K., & Richmond, T. S.  (2017) Global Employee Wellness for US Multinational Corporations Requires a Local Perspective: Considering Road Safety in Urban India. International Journal of Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. [Epub ahead of print]

Beard, J.H., Morrison, C., Jacoby, S. F., Dong, B., Smith, R., Sims, C. & Wiebe, D. (2017). Disparities in urban firearm violence by race and place: A cartographic study. American Journal of Public Health, 107(3), 371-373.

Jacoby, S. F., Tach, L., Wiebe, D., Guerra, T., & Richmond, T. (2017). The health status and well-being of low-resource, housing-unstable, single-parent families living in violent neighborhoods in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Health and Social Care in the Community, 25(2): 578-589.