On Monday, February 6th at 1:00pm EST, PROTECT hosted the fourth webinar of the 2016-2017 academic schedule. The webinar was presented by Dr. Lisa P. Jacobson, Professor of Epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. The title of her presentation was “ECHO-wide Cohort Data – Perspectives from the Data Analysis Center.


To view the WebEx presentation, click here.

The presentation is also available for viewing on YouTube:


Learn more about Dr. Jacobson by reading her biography below.



Lisa P. Jacobson, ScD, is a Professor of Epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Her involvement with the Johns Hopkins University began as an undergraduate, and subsequently as a graduate student of Epidemiology for both her Master’s degree and doctorate. Dr. Jacobson’s research interests include advancing epidemiologic methods in cohort studies including collaborative research designs, and bridging multi-disciplines to conduct effective and valid team science. Dr. Jacobson has extensive experience leading Data Centers for multicenter cohort studies, including the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), ongoing for over 30 years. In this capacity, Dr. Jacobson provides epidemiologic expertise in the conduct of the study, with particular attention to the standardization of study protocols, the design of nested studies, and the implementation of innovative methods for studies that cover inflammation, behavior, genetics, neurocognition, and clinical epidemiology. Dr. Jacobson has been involved in data analysis centers for the Women’s Interagency HIV Study, the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children cohort study, the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design, and various clinical trials to validate and apply molecular biomarkers to the prevention of environmental carcinogenesis in high-risk populations. In the department of Epidemiology, Dr. Jacobson was the director of the General Epidemiology and Methodology tract, developed the course on study designs and bias for the advanced epidemiology methods sequence, and currently teaches the practical aspects of conducting epidemiologic studies. Dr. Jacobson brings this vast experience and epidemiologic expertise as one of the Principal Investigators of the Data Analysis Center for the NIH program of Environmental influences of Child Health Outcomes (ECHO).