Jesse T. Jacob, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Hospital Epidemiologist

Emory University Hospital Midtown


Dr. Jacob received his medical degree from the University of South Florida, and completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the Cleveland Clinic. After completing his fellowship in infectious diseases at Emory University, Dr. Jacob joined the faculty at Emory. He serves as the Director of the Antimicrobial Assistance Program and Hospital Epidemiologist at Emory University Hospital Midtown.  Dr. Jacob also earned a MSc in clinical research at Emory, and is an associate professor of epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health.

Dr. Jacob's research  focuses on two major, related areas of healthcare epidemiology: 1) understanding the risk factors for, and outcomes of, infections caused by multidrug resistant organisms, especially as it relates to antibiotic stewardship; and 2) preventing the transmission of pathogens causing healthcare-associated infection, particularly environmental assessment and interventions.