Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
Quality and Safety Medical Director, Neonatology Regional Network
Site Physician Sponsor, Children’s Hospital Neonatal Consortium, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Clinical Interests: Quality of care of newborns, including those with congenital, surgical and/or multi‐ complex disorders. Dr. Jacobson pursues multi‐disciplinary, evidence‐based, guideline‐directed, and individualized management for these patients.
Scholarly Focus: Evidence‐based guideline development and quality improvement. Recent areas of focus include facilitating vaccine research in the NICU, multicenter quality improvement initiatives on admission temperature and pneumothorax prevention, and national collaborative author work on gastroschisis.
Administration/Education Roles: As Quality and Safety Medical Director for Seattle Children’s Neonatology Regional Network, she coordinates quality improvement projects and facilitates operational efforts towards consistency of care across the network of NICUs. As Site Physician Sponsor for SCH NICU in the Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium (CHNC), Dr. Jacobson directs the local collection of data for contribution to the Consortium’s database and co‐leads the CHNCs Gastroschisis Focus Group. She co‐ leads local quality improvement work on perioperative hand offs. Dr. Jacobson participates in the clinical training of medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as neonatal PAs.