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Josephine C. Jacobs, PhD, MSc – Career Development Awardee

Josephine C. Jacobs, PhD, MSc Josephine C. Jacobs, PhD, MSc
Health Economics Resource Center
Menlo Park, CA 


Josephine Jacobs is a health economist at the VA Health Economics Resource Center and Instructor (Affiliated) at the Department of Medicine and Division of Primary Care and Outcomes Research at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She was formerly at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and the Center for Economic Demography at Lund University in Sweden. Josephine has a PhD in Health Economics from the University of Toronto and an MSc in Economic Demography from Lund University.

Josephine's research interests revolve around the economics of aging, with a focus on quantifying the costs and consequences of long-term care strategies. Her work explores issues relating to the benefits and, often overlooked, societal costs of informal caregiving in home and community settings. Josephine has conducted research evaluating telehealth programs and the costs and effects of inappropriate imaging in VA settings, as well as evaluations of reproductive health, labor market, workplace health, and sport policies. Josephine's CDA will focus on understanding how patient, home health care market, and family factors can facilitate VA's goal to rebalance its long-term care expenditures away from institutional care and towards home and community based services.

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