Molly Jacobs

Molly Jacobs,

ASO PROF

Department: HP-HEALTH SERVICES ADMIN
Business Phone: (352) 273-6313
Business Email: mollyjacobs@ufl.edu

About Molly Jacobs

Molly M. Jacobs, MS, PhD is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida in the College of Public Health and Health Professions Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy. She received her doctorate from the George Washington University Department of Economics with a concentration in econometrics and labor economics. She holds a master’s degree in economics from George Washington University and degrees in economics and German from Duke University. Her research involves economic evaluation of healthcare, health outcomes, and health expenditures. She specializes in the design, implementation, and valuation of health interventions targeting quality of life, outcomes, and impairments. She has published across the fields of medicine, public health, and health services research recently co-authoring two book chapters on the analysis of health outcomes among marginalized and vulnerable populations.

Currently she is engaged in interdisciplinary research grants from NIH and HRSA with faculty from the School of Dental Medicine, Physician Assistant Studies, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a grant from Bristol Myers Squibb investing racial disparities in post stroke outcome. Dr. Jacobs was asked to serve as co-editor of the first-ever health economics focused issue of Seminars in Speech and Language published in March 2022.

Dr. Jacobs served for four years as an agricultural economist for the USDA and was named a Fulbright Scholar to Berlin, Germany. She is a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems for Action Scientific Review Board and serves as a liaison to the American Economic Association (AEA) Committee for the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). In 2020, she was named one of ECU’s Outstanding Faculty and received the 2020-2021 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research. In 2022, she received the Dean’s Citation award from the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions for her publication providing the first-ever estimate of the economic burden of aphasia in the US.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2022-2023
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2022-2023
PHC6940 Master of Public Health Capstone
2022-2023
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2023
SPA6805 Introduction to Graduate Research
2024
HSA7905 Advanced Individual Study in Health Services Research
2024
HSA3111 US Health Care System

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-5943-8507

Publications

2024
Determinants of Healthcare Expenditures among People with Aphasia: Importance of Race, Sex, Residence, and Aphasia Type
Aphasiology. 38(3):577-592 [DOI] 10.1080/02687038.2023.2216921.
2024
Exploring the association between social determinants and aphasia impairment: A retrospective data integration approach
PLOS ONE. 19(3) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0299979. [PMID] 38512886.
2023
A Rural Delivery-Based Produce Prescription Intervention Improves Glycemic Control and Stress
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 55(11):803-814 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jneb.2023.08.006.
2023
Aphasianomics: estimating the economic burden of poststroke aphasia in the United States
Aphasiology. 37(1):25-38 [DOI] 10.1080/02687038.2021.1985426.
2023
Co-Occurring Conditions among Young Adults who Stutter
Journal of Speech Pathology and Therapy. 8(3) [DOI] 10.4175/2472-5005.1000187.
2023
Comparing Direct-to-Consumer Devices to Hearing Aids: Amplification Accuracy for Three Types of Hearing Loss.
American journal of audiology. 1-12 [DOI] 10.1044/2023_AJA-22-00170. [PMID] 38052055.
2023
Disparities in Health Care Utilization Among Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. 1-8 [DOI] 10.1044/2023_persp-22-00252.
2023
Disparities in Perceived Physical and Mental Wellness: Relationships Between Social Vulnerability, Cardiovascular Risk Factor Prevalence, and Health Behaviors Among Elderly US Residents
Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. 14 [DOI] 10.1177/21501319231163639. [PMID] 36960550.
2023
Drivers of Individual and Regional Variation in CMS Hierarchical Condition Categories Among Florida Beneficiaries.
Risk management and healthcare policy. 16:1011-1022 [DOI] 10.2147/RMHP.S401474. [PMID] 37323190.
2023
Healthcare cost and race: analysis of young women with stroke.
International journal for equity in health. 22(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12939-023-01886-7. [PMID] 37085848.
2023
Intersectional sociodemographic and neurological relationships in the naming ability of persons with post-stroke aphasia.
Journal of communication disorders. 105 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2023.106352. [PMID] 37331326.
2023
Racial Disparities in Pain Among Women with Fibromyalgia: Secondary Data Analysis of Severity, Interference with Function, and Response to Guided Imagery
Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine. 29(11):757-766 [DOI] 10.1089/jicm.2023.0020.
2023
Racial, ethnic, and sex disparities in the incidence and cognitive symptomology of long COVID-19
Journal of the National Medical Association. 115(2):233-243 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jnma.2023.01.016. [PMID] 36792456.
2023
Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Hearing Aid Use: Price Responsiveness Among Older Adults with Hearing Loss.
Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities. [DOI] 10.1007/s40615-023-01889-8. [PMID] 38099996.
2023
Relationship between Aphasia Impairment and Communication Confidence in Mild Aphasia
Aphasiology. 37(8):1137-1148 [DOI] 10.1080/02687038.2022.2081313.
2023
Sick, Hungry, and Vulnerable: Federal Stimulus and Food Security on Marginalized Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 10(6):2685-2703 [DOI] 10.1007/s40615-022-01447-8. [PMID] 36378487.
2023
Silent and suffering: Untreated depression among minority stroke survivors.
Psychological Services. 20(Suppl 1):126-133 [DOI] 10.1037/ser0000586.
2023
Stroke in Women between 2006-2018: Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Age Disparities
Women's Health. 19 [DOI] 10.1177/17455057231199061. [PMID] 37735849.
2023
The Intersection of social determinants of health and post-stroke aphasia outcomes: A Need for Intersectional Analysis
Seminars in Speech and Language. 45(1):84-98 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0043-1774783. [PMID] 37751767.
2022
Association between functional disability type and suicide-related outcomes among U.S. adults with disabilities in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2015–2019
Journal of Psychiatric Research. 153:213-222 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2022.07.014. [PMID] 35841817.
2022
Considerations for the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Delivery Model
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. 7(6):1802-1805 [DOI] 10.1044/2022_persp-22-00058.
2022
COVID-19, Police Violence, and Educational Disruption: The Differential Experience of Anxiety for Racial and Ethnic Households
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 9(6):2533-2550 [DOI] 10.1007/s40615-021-01188-0. [PMID] 34851507.
2022
High sugar intake from sugar‐sweetened beverages is associated with prevalence of untreated decay in US adults: NHANES 2013–2016
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 50(6):579-588 [DOI] 10.1111/cdoe.12725. [PMID] 34939664.
2022
Racial disparities in post-stroke aphasia: A need to look beyond the base analysis
Journal of the National Medical Association. 114(3):258-264 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jnma.2022.01.009.
2022
Speech Therapy and Earnings: Economic Benefits for Individuals Who Stutter.
Seminars in speech and language. 43(3):233-243 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0042-1748882. [PMID] 35858608.
2022
Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Young Adults Who Stutter
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. 7(5):1391-1404 [DOI] 10.1044/2022_persp-22-00040.
2022
The Global Rate of Aphasia
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. 1-6 [DOI] https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.21183478.
2022
The Global Rate of Post-Stroke Aphasia
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. 7(5):1567-1572 [DOI] 10.1044/2022_persp-22-00111.
2022
The influence of stuttering and co-occurring disorders on job difficulties among adults who stutter
Speech, Language and Hearing. 25(2):235-244 [DOI] 10.1080/2050571x.2020.1852494.
2022
Understanding the Economics of Aphasia: Recent Findings from Speech and Language Research.
Seminars in speech and language. 43(3):198-207 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0042-1749132. [PMID] 35858605.
2021
Anxiety during the Pandemic: Racial and ethnic differences in the trajectory of fear
Journal of Affective Disorders. 292:58-66 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jad.2021.05.027. [PMID] 34102549.
2021
COVID-19 and Diabetes: Unintended Medical, Financial and Societal Consequences
Journal of Diabetes Research Review & Reports. 3(1):1-4
2021
Covid-19 and Racial Inequity: A Silent Conversation
Journal of Community Medicine & Public Health Care . [DOI] 10.24966/CMPH-1978/100068.
2021
Estimating the cost and value of functional changes in communication ability following telepractice treatment for aphasia
PLOS ONE. 16(9) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0257462. [PMID] 34534254.
2021
Gender equity? Testing for disparities in age-related subjective cognitive decline
Current Trends in Neurology. 14:59-65
2021
Heterogeneity among women with stroke: health, demographic and healthcare utilization differentials.
BMC women's health. 21(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12905-021-01305-5. [PMID] 33865368.
2021
Link between redemption of a medical food pantry voucher and reduced hospital readmissions
Preventive Medicine Reports. 23 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101400. [PMID] 34136336.
2021
Marginal assessment of the cost and benefits of aphasia treatment: Evidence from community-based telerehabilitation treatment for aphasia
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 29(4) [DOI] https://doi.org/10.1177/1357633X2098277.
2021
Perceptions, Satisfaction, and Experience of Low-Socioeconomic, Rural Patients Who Participated in a Pilot Farm to Clinic (F2C) Program Utilizing Local, Donated Produce
Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 16(4):509-522 [DOI] 10.1080/19320248.2020.1860848.
2021
Relationships between stuttering, depression, and suicidal ideation in young adults: Accounting for gender differences.
Journal of fluency disorders. 67 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jfludis.2020.105820. [PMID] 33316554.
2021
Research Methodology to Examine Disparities in Communication Disorders in Underrepresented and Vulnerable Populations
Critical Perspectives on Social Justice in Speech-Language Pathology. Chapter 8(IGI Publishers):151-179 [DOI] DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7134-7.ch008.
2021
Responsible Research Rigor: The Key to Overcoming Systemic Racism in Communication Sciences Research
Journal of the National Black Association for Speech Language and Hearing.
2021
Sharing the ‘weight’ of obesity management in primary care: integration of registered dietitian nutritionists to provide intensive behavioural therapy for obesity for Medicare patients.
Family practice. 38(1):18-24 [DOI] 10.1093/fampra/cmaa006. [PMID] 32076702.
2021
Sleep duration, insomnia, and stuttering: The relationship in adolescents and young adults
Journal of Communication Disorders. 91 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2021.106106.
2021
Social Connectivity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Disparities among Medicare Beneficiaries
Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. 12 [DOI] 10.1177/21501327211030135. [PMID] 34231409.
2021
Stuttering and Smoking Frequency: A Longitudinal Analysis of Adolescence and Young Adults
Medical and Clinical research. 6(3):415-421
2021
Telemedicine disparities during COVID-19: Provider offering and individual technology availability.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 69(9):2432-2434 [DOI] 10.1111/jgs.17280. [PMID] 34000077.
2021
Telepractice Treatment for Aphasia: Association Between Clinical Outcomes and Client Satisfaction.
Telemedicine reports. 2(1):118-124 [DOI] 10.1089/tmr.2020.0024. [PMID] 33834179.
2021
The Complexity of Health Disparities: More Than Just Black–White Differences
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. 6(1):112-121 [DOI] 10.1044/2020_persp-20-00199.
2021
The Cost of Social Distancing for Persons With Aphasia During COVID-19: A Need for Social Connectedness.
Journal of patient experience. 8 [DOI] 10.1177/23743735211008311. [PMID] 34179438.
2021
The determinants of health: Social, structural and political contributions to health-related outcomes
Critical Perspectives on Social Justice in Speech-Language Pathology. Chapter 3(IGI Publishers):39-58 [DOI] DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7134-7.ch003.
2021
The Impact of COVID-19 on Racial-Ethnic Health Disparities in the US: Now Is the Time To Address the Problem.
Journal of the National Medical Association. 113(2):195-198 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jnma.2020.08.008. [PMID] 32917409.
2021
The Impact of Racism, Power, Privilege, and Positionality on Communication Sciences and Disorders Research: Time to Reconceptualize and Seek a Pathway to Equity.
American journal of speech-language pathology. 30(5):2032-2039 [DOI] 10.1044/2021_AJSLP-20-00346. [PMID] 34019772.
2021
The Impact of Stuttering-Hiding in Plain Sight.
JAMA neurology. 78(6):646-647 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaneurol.2021.0633. [PMID] 33843958.
2020
An Unlikely Duo
Journal of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing.
2020
Behavior and Genetics: Confounding Effects on Adolescent BMI
Journal of Obesity and Overweight. 6(1):1-8
2020
Behavioral Mediators of Genetic BMI Disposition
Journal of Overweight and Obesity.
2020
COVID-19 and the Potential Devastation of Rural Communities: Concern from the Southeastern Belts(link is external)
COVID-19: Annals of Family Medicine . [DOI]  https://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/154715.
2020
Jacobs, M. M. (2020). Adolescent Oral Health: An Intersectionality Approach to Testing Perceived Barriers to Utilization
International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health.
2020
Neuroticism and BMI: The role of genetic tendency, behavior and environment on body weight
New Insights in Obesity, Genetics and Beyond. 4(1):4-12 [DOI] DOI: 10.29328/journal.niogb.1001012.
2020
Quantifying Experiences with Telepractice for Aphasia Therapy: A Text Mining Analysis of Client Response Data.
Seminars in speech and language. 41(5):414-432 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0040-1716887. [PMID] 32998165.
2020
Racial Disparities in the Effects of Post-Stroke Isolation: The Unintended Consequences of Social Distancing on Adults with Communication Deficits.
Journal of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing.
2020
Review of COVID-19: a danger and an opportunity for the future of general practice
British Journal of General Practice. [DOI] https://bjgp.org/content/70/695/270/.
2020
Rural adolescent health: Issues, behaviors and self-reported awareness
ES Journal of Nutritional Health. 1(2)
2020
Rural adolescent health: Issues, behaviors and self-reported awareness
Journal of Community Medicine and Health Solutions. 1(1):001-017 [DOI] 10.29328/journal.jcmhs.1001001.
2019
Adolescent health behaviors predict adult success
Journal of Obesity and Nutritional Disorders. 1(124): 2577-2244
2019
Adolescent smoking: The relationship between cigarette consumption and BMI.
Addictive behaviors reports. 9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.abrep.2018.100153. [PMID] 31193813.
2019
The Relationship between Adolescent Behavior and Adult Success
Journal of Prevention Medicine. 4(1):1-6 [DOI] DOI: 10.21767/2572-5483.100045.

Grants

Sep 2023 ACTIVE
Low utilization of deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy among minoritized individuals with Parkinson disease
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: AMER PARKINSON DISEASE ASSO
Jul 2023 ACTIVE
Exploring Pathways to Equitable Outcomes in Post-Stroke Aphasia and Dysphagia
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCD
Nov 2021 ACTIVE
Meeting the Needs of Rural Underserved Patients: Collaborative Training for Physician Assistant Learners
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: EAST CAROLINA UNIV via US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN

Education

PhD Economics
2015 · George Washington University
MS Economics
2006 · George Washington University
Fulbright Grantee
2005 · Freie Universitaet
BS Economics, German
2003 · Duke University

Contact Details

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