Kathryn H. Jacobsen

Kathryn H. Jacobsen

Kathryn H. Jacobsen, PhD, MPH, is a Professor of Health Studies and holds the William E. Cooper Distinguished University Chair at the University of Richmond. She was previously a professor of epidemiology and global health at George Mason University. She is the author of two widely used textbooks and teaches courses on global health, epidemiology, research methods, and disease prevention and control. She is on the board of Teach Global Health, which promotes excellence in undergraduate global health education, and has chaired the undergraduate and master’s education committee for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Her research focuses on the population health transitions that occur with globalization, socioeconomic development, and environmental change. She has served as a technical expert for the World Health Organization and other public health agencies, global health partnerships, and international health groups, and she frequently provides health and medical commentary for print and television media.

Monkeypox virus, illustration

Why declaring monkeypox a global health emergency is a preventative step — not a reason for panic

By: - July 27, 2022

Countries that are members of the United Nations are obligated to report cases of unusual diseases that have the potential to become global health threats. In May 2022, more than a dozen countries in Europe, the Americas and other regions of the world that had never before had cases of monkeypox started to report cases […]