Suma Jacob, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Suma Jacob

Contact Info

sjacob@umn.edu

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
nhampton@umn.edu

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

Summary

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

My research interests include: social neuroscience; neuroendocrinology, and genetics. My current research focuses on biomarkers, neurochemical/genetic risk and treatments related to hormonal systems like oxytocin. My research lab conducts studies that examine effects of novel interventions on social functioning and repetitive behaviors for both children and adults. I have published over 70 peer-reviewed articles, have 3536 citations, and an h-index of 27. I have also given 10 grand rounds presentations nationwide, and presented nationally and internationally at more than 150 conferences.

My 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.

Within the University, I am the Director of Autism Research and a member of the University of Minnesota Autism Initiative (UMAI) steering committee that hosts the annual UMAI Autism day event which explores research, and treatment of individuals with autism and related developmental disabilities.

Expertise

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

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

Teaching Areas

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

Clinical

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.