We care about the family and friends that help provide care for our patients at Mass General Cancer Center and recognize the emotional and physical toll this can take.
Jamie Jacobs, PhD
Jamie Jacobs, PhD
Director of Caregiving Research, Cancer Outcomes Research Program
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Mass General Cancer Center: Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
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Dr. Jacobs’s research interests emphasize coping with cancer diagnosis and treatment, and evidence-based interventions to improve physical and emotional outcomes and symptom management for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and cancer caregivers. She is also interested in stress-related physiological processes (e.g., immunologic, neuroendocrine, inflammation, and gene expression). Dr. Jacobs has presented her research findings related to mood, stress, and biopsychosocial processes in cancer at national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Jacobs has over 40 published works, including peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She has been the principal investigator and co-investigator of funded grants from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for peer-reviewed journals such as JAMA Oncology, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Psycho-Oncology, Cancer, and Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Jacobs supervises and mentors trainees in the Behavioral Medicine Service and the Cancer Outcomes Research Program.
Jacobs JM, Ream ME, Pensak N, Nisotel LE, Fishbein JN, MacDonald JJ, Buzaglo J, Lennes IT, Safren SA, Pirl WF, Temel JS, Greer JA. Patient Experiences with Oral Chemotherapy: Adherence, Symptom, and Quality of Life. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. In Press.
*Greer JA, *Jacobs JM, El-Jawahri A, Nipp RD, Gallagher ER, Pirl WF, Park ER, Muzikansky A, Jacobsen JC, Jackson VA, Temel JS. Role of patient coping strategies in understanding the effects of early palliative care on quality of life and mood. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Jan;1(36):53-60. *contributed equally
Jacobs JM, Traeger L, Eusebio J, Simon NM, Sequist LV, Greer JA, Temel JS, Pirl WF. Depression, inflammation, and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) status in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: A pilot study. J Psychosomatic Res. 2017 Aug;99:28-33.
Jacobs JM, Shaffer KM, Nipp RD, Fishbein JN, MacDonald J, El-Jawahri A, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Park ER, Temel JS, Greer JA. Distress is interdependent in patients and caregivers with newly diagnosed incurable cancers. Ann Behav Med. 2017 Aug;51(4):519-531.
Jacobs JM, Pensak NA, Sporn NJ, MacDonald JJ, Lennes IT, Safren SA, Pirl WF, Temel JS, Greer JA. Treatment satisfaction and adherence to oral chemotherapy in patients with cancer. J Oncol Pract. 2017 May;13(5)e474-e485.
*Antoni MH, *Jacobs JM, Bouchard LC, Lechner SC, Jutagir DR, Gudenkauf LM, Blomberg BB, Gluck S, Carver CS. Post-surgical depressive symptoms and long-term survival in non-metastatic breast cancer patients at 11-year follow-up. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2017 Jan-Feb;44:16-21. *contributed equally
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