Dr. Paul Jacobsen is an Associate Director in the NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Science’s (DCCPS) where he directs the Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP). In this position, he leads a team at NCI whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for the field of health care delivery research and to enhance data resources, measures, and NCI’s grant portfolio in this domain. He also plays a key role in NCI’s collaborations with other agencies and organizations in health services and outcomes research.
Dr. Jacobsen comes to NCI from the Moffitt Cancer Center, where he served as founding Chair of Moffitt’s Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior and subsequently as Associate Center Director for Population Science. Over the course of 30 years, his research has focused on patient-centered health outcomes, behavioral aspects of cancer prevention and detection, and supportive care medicine. He has worked closely with the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and other organizations that influence how cancer care is delivered through their guidelines and educational activities. Dr. Jacobsen is a past recipient of the Trish Green Award for Excellence in Quality of Life Research from the American Cancer Society and the Jimmie Holland Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.