Dr. Lisa Jacobson is the Director of Research, as well as a licensed psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist, in the Department of Neuropsychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also the co-Director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education (CILSE). Additionally, she holds an appointment as an associate professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
She joined Kennedy Krieger as a pediatric neuropsychologist in 2010. Dr. Jacobson provides training and supervision for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in the Outpatient Neuropsychology Department. Clinically, she provides neuropsychological evaluations for children with a variety of developmental and medical conditions, but primarily pediatric cancer survivors within the Neuropsychology Department’s Neuro-oncology Clinic.
Among others, Dr. Jacobson’s broad research interests include examining cognitive and behavioral aspects of neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically related to brain-behavior relationships involving attention and executive functions.