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Jeffrey Jacobson, MD

Co-Director, Center for Translational AIDS Research
Professor, Medicine
Professor, Neuroscience

Jeffrey Jacobson
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About Me

Clinical Interests

Dr. Jeffrey M. Jacobson has extensive experience in the care and investigative study of patients with HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infection. His particular focus of research has been on the immunology and immunopathogenesis of HIV infection, including vaccine and other immune- and gene-based therapies. Recently, he has been studying long-acting parenteral antibody and other therapies against HIV infection. He has chaired numerous clinical research studies involving pathogenesis, pharmacokinetics, and treatment in and outside the NIH-sponsored AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). In addition, he has chaired several ACTG committees, including the Immunology Committee and the Translational Research and Drug Development Committee, and has been a member of the Scientific Agenda Steering Committee of the ACTG. He has co-chaired the Long Acting Drug Task Force in the ACTG, and currently serves as chair of the Microbiome Focus Group and co-chair of the Therapeutic Vaccination Focus Group.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, 1982
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, 1980
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison, WI, 1978
  • MD, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1977
  • BA, Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1973


  • Internal Medicine
    • Sub-specialty of Infectious Diseases


  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • International AIDS Society

PubMed Publications

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Additional Publications

Co-author: Management of HIV Disease: Treatment team workshop handbook.  Landesman S, Lang W, Nichols S, Price R, Resnick L, Roberts R, Scott G, Wofsy C, Volberding P (eds). World Health Communications, 1988.

Jacobson, JM. Oral and ENT manifestations of AIDS. In:Washington Manual of HIV Therapeutics. Little, Brown & Co., Boston, MA, 1997.

Jacobson, JM. Thalidomide. In: Encarta Encyclopedia. Microsoft, Seattle, WA, 1997.

Jacobson JM, ed. Immunotherapy for Infectious Disease, Totowa, NJ, Humana Press, 2002. (invited).

Jacobson JM. Passive immunotherapy for HIV infection. In: Immunotherapy for Infectious Disease. Humana Press, 2002.

Baranoski A, Jacobson JM. Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in HIV Disease. Clinical Infectious Diseases. D. Schlossberg, ed. Cambridge University Press. 2014.

Jacobson JM.  The care of HIV-infected patients. Medical Postgraduates (Japan). 1998;36:78-86.