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Leah A. Jacobs


PhD, May 2016 (expected)

MSW, University of California, Berkeley, May 2012

MA, Child Development/Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University, May 2007

BS, Psychology, Northeastern University, May 2004


Searching beyond symptoms: Does neighborhood disadvantage explain recidivism for probationers with behavioral health problems?

Research Interests

Inequality, structural competency and population-level interventions; US social welfare and criminal justice policy; policies and programs for individuals with mental and substance misuse problems; mixed methods research, geospatial analytics and community-engaged scholarship