Assistant Professor of Nursing
Assistant Professor of Nursing in Surgery

Dr. Jacoby combines nursing and public health in her approach to injury science and urban health research. As a nurse in a Philadelphia ICU, Dr. Jacoby was witness to the profound trauma and violence that impacted the lives of hospitalized patients and their families. This inspires her scholarship on the experience of injured people and the socio-structural etiologies of racial and ethnic disparities in trauma, violence, and opportunities for health.

Cities are dynamic places that can promote health and at the same time be the foundation for profound health inequalities. My research focuses on how injury risks and outcomes intersect with the social and structural conditions of urban environments.


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2005
  • MPH, Columbia University, 2002
  • BA, Rutgers University, 1998