Eric Emil Jacobson
Eric Emil Jacobson, PhD
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Jacobson is a lecturer on social medicine. His initial research training was in medical anthropology, with a dissertation on psychiatric aspects of Tibetan medicine. Since then, Dr. Jacobson has been investigating Asian and other alternative therapies including work on studies of the placebo effect and diagnostic reasoning in acupuncture. Dr. Jacobson recently conducted a pilot clinical trial of an alternative manual therapy, structural integration, as a treatment for low-back pain.


10 Ramsdell Court

Arlington, MA 02476


  • Research Associate, Motion Analysis Laboratory
  • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital