Lisette T. Jacobson, Ph.D., MPA, M.A., PHR
Assistant Professor, Research
Preventive Medicine and Public Health
- Maternal and child health including breastfeeding and its association with cardiovascular disease and atherosclerotic vascular disease.
- Evaluation research and public policy initiatives specifically in public health and education, local government, and prevention programs.
- Public administration and human resource management in public health settings.
- Collaboration and interrelationships of public health organizations, local government, public school districts, and nonprofit organizations.
Ph.D., 2013, Wichita State University
M.A., 2010, Wichita State University
MPA, 2007, Wichita State University
B.A., 1991, Wichita State University
PHR, 2008, Professional Certification in Human Resources
Dr. Lisette Jacobson is currently completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Tracie Collins, Chair and Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
Since 2011, Dr. Lisette Jacobson has been a faculty member in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, Kansas. She currently teaches graduate classes in the Master's of Public Health degree program including public health administration, financial and human resource management, and other public health topics. Over the last five years, she has also taught a variety of undergraduate college classes at Wichita State University. Dr. Jacobson has publicized several articles primarily in the field of maternal and child health and program evaluation. She is currently working on the long-term health effects of breastfeeding and the development of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerotic vascular disease among women who breastfeed.
Furthermore, Dr. Jacobson has more than ten years of professional experience in Human Resource Management and Finance in the private and public sectors. Her accomplishments include designing, developing and implementing compensation and benefits programs, compliance with national standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), organizational acquisitions and due diligence, and creating and implementing various programs to improve human resource operations and organizational efficiency. Her areas of expertise include compensation/benefits/payroll administration, budget/salary/market analysis, cost controls and benefit analysis, policy and procedure development, workers compensation, employee health, employee training, curriculum and professional development, recruitment and employee relations, and human resource management information systems.