Suma Jacob, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Suma Jacob

Contact Info

sjacob@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-273-8700

Office Address:
Suma Jacob, M.D., Ph.D.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Minnesota
F256/2B West
2450 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Medical School, University of Chicago

Residency, UCLA

Fellowship, University of Illinois

Summary

Dr. Jacob graduated from University of Chicago with honors the College and in Psychology before completing an MD/PhD program in Neurobiology. She went to UCLA for general psychiatry training and completed an extended clinical-research child fellowship at UIC. She is board certified in general adult as well as child & adolescent psychiatry.

Professional Associations

  • Director, Autism Research Program
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Research interests include social neuroscience, neuroendrocinology and genetics. Current research focuses on biomarkers, neurochemical/genetic risk and treatments related to hormonal systems like oxytocin.

Teaching

Teaching Areas

Developmental disorders such as autism, OCD, anxiety, child psychiatry, neuroscience related to behavioral endocrinology & genetics

Clinical

Board Certifications

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult & General Psychiatry

Clinical Interests

Dr. Jacob's clinical specialties include developmental disorders that affect rigid, inflexible behaviors and social functioning including autism, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety and selective mutism. Treatment modalities include group, family and individual cognitive behavioral therapy along with medication management.