Suma Jacob, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Suma Jacob

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-6824

Fax 612-273-9774

Office Address:
Suma Jacob, M.D., Ph.D.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware St SE, Ste 516
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Administrative Assistant Name
Natasha Hampton-Anderson

Administrative Email

Medical School, University of Chicago

Residency, UCLA, UChicago, UIC

Fellowship, UChicago and UIC

PhD, University of Chicago, Committee on Neurobiology

MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

AB, The University of Chicago College, Chicago, Illinois


Dr. Jacob graduated from University of Chicago with honors the College and in Psychology before completing an MD/PhD program in Neurobiology. She went to UCLA for general psychiatry training and completed an extended clinical-research child fellowship at UIC. She is board certified in general adult as well as child & adolescent psychiatry.


Autism Spectrum Disorder, neuroendocrinology, genetics

Professional Associations

  • Director, Autism Research Program
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems


Research Summary/Interests

Research interests include social neuroscience, neuroendrocinology and genetics. Current research focuses on biomarkers, neurochemical/genetic risk and treatments related to hormonal systems like oxytocin.


Teaching Areas

Developmental disorders such as autism, OCD, anxiety, child psychiatry, neuroscience related to behavioral endocrinology & genetics


Board Certifications

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult & General Psychiatry

Clinical Interests

Dr. Jacob's clinical specialties include developmental disorders that affect rigid, inflexible behaviors and social functioning including autism, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety and selective mutism. Treatment modalities include group, family and individual cognitive behavioral therapy along with medication management.