Dr. Liz Jacobs is a healthcare leader and investigator with expertise in building research, educational, clinical, and faculty development infrastructure within academic environments and in partnership with other leaders and healthcare and community-based organizations. Her research interests include access to, and cultural specificity of, medical care delivered to patients, the impact of interpreter service interventions on the cost and quality of healthcare, health literacy, and numeracy, and the role trust in healthcare plays in racial/ethnic disparities in health care. She is passionate about access to equitable, high-quality, timely care, the education of the next generation of healthcare providers, scientists, and healthcare leaders, and cultural change to create inclusive environments for all who engage in health care–from those who provide it to those who receive it. Most recently, she was Vice President for Research at MaineHealth and the Director of the MaineHealth Institute for Research. Prior to joining MaineHealth, she was the inaugural Chief of Primary Care and Valued Health, Professor of Medicine and Population Health Science, and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School. She attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco and trained as a general internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship and an Associate Masters in Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

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Professor of Medicine


Tufts University Medical Center