Jacobson, Jodi M

Dr. Jodi M. Jacobson is an assistant professor and chair of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) subspecialization at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Dr. Jacobson earned both her MSW and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland and completed her doctoral dissertation in the area of workplace crisis intervention and compassion fatigue.  In addition to EAPs, occupational social work, and work-life, Dr. Jacobson’s research focuses on workplace crisis intervention and traumatic stress, including suicide prevention.  She has also recently been investigating the impact of health, with special attention to behavioral health, and its impact on workplace productivity and safety among aging workforces.  Refereed articles have been published in Social Work, Social Work in Mental Health, Journal of Social Work in Teaching, Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, Research on Social Work Practice, and OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying.  Dr. Jacobson has presented her research at many national professional conferences.  With over 10 years experience in the EAP field, Dr. Jacobson is considered an expert in the area of workplace behavioral health and we a recent recipient of EAPA’s 2006 President Award, recognizing her work to support workplace crisis intervention and response by EAPs.

Expertise: Older Workers/ Aging Workforce, Health and Wellbeing/Wellness, Resiliency and Stress, Work-Family Balance, Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), Workplace Behavioral Health, Workplace Violence and Crisis Intervention


University of Maryland, Baltimore - School of Social Work
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United States