Dr. Theodore Jacob currently holds positions as Senior Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System and as Research Professor at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. For over 30 years, Dr. Jacob's research has focused on the role of family factors in the etiology of alcoholism and comorbid psychopathologies. His current research program emphasizes: (1) Family Environmental Studies of Alcoholism, (2) Behavioral Genetic Studies of Alcoholism Etiology, (3) Lifecourse of Alcoholism and Comorbid Disorders, (4) Family Methodology and Alcohol Studies, and (5) Alcoholism and Aging. Dr. Jacob currently serves as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on several large-scale, longitudinal research grants which involve a variety of assessment procedures, including laboratory, telephone, questionnaire, and follow-up assessments of both psychiatric and normal control participants (in both child and adult populations).
Dr. Jacob received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Nebraska. Prior to coming to PAU in 1992, he held faculty appointments at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Arizona. He currently serves on the editorial board of two peer-reviewed journals, Journal of Studies on Alcoholism and Family Psychology, and is a reviewer for several others. Other committee memberships include: VA Career Development Committee, Stanford Institutional Review Board, Stanford Human Subjects Panel, and NIAAA grant review panels.