Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center


Suma Jacob, MD, PhD

Suma Jacob, MD, PhD is a distinguished child-adolescent-adult psychiatrist as well as a neuroscientist who is widely recognized for her research in social neuroscience, neuroendrocrinology, and neurodevelopmental disorders over the lifespan. She has led clinical trials and biomarker/genetics studies on autism and has a focus on novel phenotyping methods using technology and computational psychiatry. Her laboratory also studies related developmental disorders including OCD, tic disorders, anxiety, and ADHD. Dr. Jacob was the Gloria Segal Family Endowed Professor at the University of Minnesota and was an associate director of the medical scientist training program at UMN. To reach the largest number of children and families across the region, she served as the Chief Medical and Science Officer for a large non-profit community mental health organization focused on innovative integrated health implementation.