Dr. Jacobsen directs the research programs for the Kaiser Permanente Southern California region and the Department of Research and Evaluation, with over 30 faculty in epidemiology, health services and related research. He serves as site PI for the CDC-funded Vaccine Safety Datalink and has directed several large-scale, FDA mandated post-licensure safety studies. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, he was Professor and Chair of the Division of Epidemiology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Jacobsen is a chronic disease epidemiologist with a long-standing interest in men’s urological health, cardiovascular disease and vaccine research. He has a long track record of extramurally funded research and has authored or co-authored more than 500 papers in the peer reviewed literature (h-index: 125, i10-index: 425). He currently serves on four editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals and has served on numerous NIH study sections and advisory panels.