Sara F. Jacoby, PhD, MPH, MSN

Assistant Professor, Family and Community Health, School of Nursing

Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, MSN is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Her research is focused on clinical and public health interventions that prevent violence and improve the recovery trajectory of individuals after traumatic injury.  The goal of her research is to build greater health equity and improve access to comprehensive health services for vulnerable and underserved people in the Philadelphia region and throughout the nation. She also studies how policies which guide operational and institutional intersections between trauma care and law enforcement effect the continuum of injury care from pre-hospital transport to post-acute recovery support.

Dr. Jacoby co-Chairs the Advocacy and Policy Committee of the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR). At the University of Pennsylvania, she is a Center Investigator with the University of Pennsylvania’s Injury Science Center (PISC), and a Senior Fellow of the Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI). 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.