What is health services research?
According to the Institute of Medicine, this multidisciplinary field examines many aspects of health care services, such as access to care as well as its use, costs, quality, delivery, organization, financing, and outcomes. Creating new knowledge to improve care, health services research depends not only on health professionals but also on statisticians, health economists, behavioral scientists, and more.
Dr. Jacobs’ research focuses in particular on ways to improve the access, delivery, and quality of urologic cancer care, especially through studies that use behavioral interventions to change care for the better. In addition, his goal is to introduce medical students, residents, and fellows to an innovative research area that can have enormous benefit for patients.