Paul Jacobsen, PhD
Associate Center Director, Population Science, Moffit Cancer Center
Professor, Psychology and Oncologic Sciences, University of South Florida
Dr. Jacobsen received his doctoral degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, followed by post-doctoral training in psychosocial oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 1994, he was recruited to Moffitt Cancer Center to direct the clinical and research programs in psychosocial oncology. Since then, he has served as founding Chair of Moffitt’s Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, founding Scientific Director of its Survey Methods Shared Resource, and founding Program Director of its NCI-funded Behavioral Oncology Postdoctoral Training Program. He is currently Associate Center Director for Population Science at Moffitt and Professor of Psychology and Oncologic Sciences at the University of South Florida. For the past 30 years, his work has focused on using knowledge from the behavioral and social sciences to promote reductions in cancer risk, earlier detection of cancer, and improvements in quality of life following cancer diagnosis. Dr. Jacobsen is the author of more than 250 journal articles and the recipient of numerous research grants from the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute. His current research focuses on understanding and addressing common quality of life problems in cancer survivors and on improving the quality of psychosocial care provided to people with cancer.