Paul Jacobsen

Paul Jacobsen





Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Area: Clinical


My interest is in behavioral and psychosocial aspects of cancer. The goal of this work is to demonstrate how an understanding of psychological principles can be used to reduce cancer-related morbidity. From 1994 to 2016, I worked at the Moffitt Cancer Center where my students and I conducted a number of studies investigating the etiology and management of many common symptoms experienced by people undergoing treatment for cancer. Since 2016, I have worked at the National Cancer Institute where I direct the Healthcare Delivery Research Program. In this role, I lead a team whose mission it is to advance innovative research to improve the delivery of cancer-related care to patients, families, and communities.




Jacobsen, P. B., de Moor, J., Doria-Rose, V. P., Geiger, A. M., Kobrin, S. C., Sampson, A., & Smith, A. W. (2022). The National Cancer Institute’s role in advancing health-care delivery research. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 114(1): djab096.

Hyland, K.A., Nelson, A.M., Eisel, S.E., Hoogland, A.I., Ibarz-Pinilla, J., Sweet, K., Jacobsen, P.B., Knoop, H., & Jim, H.S.L. (2021). Fatigue perpetuating factors as mediators of change in a cognitive behavioral intervention for targeted therapy-related fatigue in chronic myeloid leukemia: A pilot study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Shapiro, C. L., Zubizarreta, N., Moshier, E., Brockway, J. P., Mandell, J., Markham, M. J., Kozlik, M. M., Crist, S., & Jacobsen, P. B. (2021). Quality care in survivorship: Lessons learned from the ASCO Quality Oncology Practice Initiative. JCO Oncology Practice.

Breitbart, W S., Butow, P. N., Jacobsen, P. B., Lam, W. W. T., Lazenby, M., & Loscalzo, M. J. (Eds.). (2021). Psycho-Oncology, Fourth Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.