About Dr. Christine Jacobs
Dr. Christine Jacobs is Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She joined SLU in 2008. She obtained accreditation and funding for the St. Louis Family Medicine Residency, a partnership between SLU, SSM St. Mary’s Hospital and Family Care Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center to train family physicians in urban underserved care. She served as the residency’s founding Program Director from 2011 – 2018 . Dr. Jacobs chairs the Department of Family Medicine at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital and is past-President of the Medical Staff.
During her academic career, Dr. Jacobs has followed her passion for teaching and for care of the underserved. She recently established a new academic track for medical students at SLU School of Medicine: the Urban Community Health track, in collaboration with the Integrated Health Network. Dr. Jacobs is the faculty advisor for the IHN “Pipeline to Compassionate Care” curriculum in social determinants of health. She is director of ArchNet, a family medicine practice-based research network, and local editor for the peer-reviewed journal Evidence-Based Practice. She is the Director of the SLU Area Health Education Center and Co-Chair of the Missouri Healthcare Workforce Coalition. Her residency curricula, the Longitudinal Underserved Community Curriculum and the Family Medicine Behavioral Health Collaborative Curriculum, have been funded by the Health Resources Services Administration Primary Care Training Enhancement grants. Dr. Jacobs is Board-certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics.