Brian Cory Jacobson, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Medicine

Brian Jacobson
85 E. Concord St


I serve as the Medical Director of the Boston Accountable Care Organization (BACO), a Boston-based ACO with more than 160,000 members and over 1,500 providers. I have been a practicing gastroenterologist at Boston Medical Center for more than 16 years and have served in numerous positions within national organizations including the National Quality Forum and on the Governing Board of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. I have been a principal investigator on several grants from the National Institutes of Health and have published more than 100 scientific articles and practice guidelines, including original research appearing in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA Internal Medicine. My research expertise is broad, including interests in Barrett’s esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux, colonoscopy and bowel preparation, colon cancer screening, population health and risk coding. My research team developed and validated the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale, an instrument for describing preparation adequacy that has been adopted for clinical and research purposes throughout the world.

Other Positions

  • Medical Director, Boston Accountable Care Organization
  • Active Staff Privileges, Medicine, Boston Medical Center


  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • Amherst College, BA


  • Published on 6/1/2019

    Crous-Bou M, Jovani M, De Vivo I, Jacobson BC. Gene-Environment Interactions and the Risk of Barrett's Esophagus in Three US Cohorts. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Jun; 114(6):893-899. PMID: 30950840.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/22/2018

    Cordella N, Trinquart L, Hochberg S, Jacobson BC, Mishuris RG. Effect of a Hospitalwide Quality Improvement Initiative to Promote High-Value Care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 Oct; 44(10):623-625. PMID: 30143446.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/6/2018

    Leszczynski AM, MacArthur KL, Nelson KP, Schueler SA, Quatromoni PA, Jacobson BC. The association among diet, dietary fiber, and bowel preparation at colonoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 10; 88(4):685-694. PMID: 30220301.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/25/2018

    Naidu H, Jacobson BC. Patients and Providers Are Amenable to Fecal Immunochemical Testing by Digital Rectal Exam. J Patient Exp. 2018 Sep; 5(3):236-237. PMID: 30214932.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/23/2017

    Kluge MA, Williams JL, Wu CK, Jacobson BC, Schroy PC, Lieberman DA, Calderwood AH. Inadequate Boston Bowel Preparation Scale scores predict the risk of missed neoplasia on the next colonoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Mar; 87(3):744-751. PMID: 28648575.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Lin BM, Curhan SG, Wang M, Jacobson BC, Eavey R, Stankovic KM, Curhan GC. Prospective Study of Gastroesophageal Reflux, Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors and H2-Receptor Antagonists, and Risk of Hearing Loss. Ear Hear. 2017 Jan/Feb; 38(1):21-27. PMID: 27556519.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2017

    MacArthur KL, Leszczynski AM, Jacobson BC. Enhancing bowel preparation instructions: Is the bang worth the buck, or are we stuck with the muck? Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 01; 85(1):98-100. PMID: 27986119.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/9/2016

    Calderwood AH, Mahoney EM, Jacobson BC. A Plan-Do-Study-Act Approach to Improving Bowel Preparation Quality. Am J Med Qual. 2017 Mar/Apr; 32(2):194-200. PMID: 26917808.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/22/2016

    Zanchetti DJ, Schueler SA, Jacobson BC, Lowe RC. Effective teaching of endoscopy: a qualitative study of the perceptions of gastroenterology fellows and attending gastroenterologists. Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf). 2016 May; 4(2):125-30. PMID: 27005761.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2015

    Calderwood AH, Thompson KD, Schroy PC, Lieberman DA, Jacobson BC. Response. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Sep; 82(3):583-4. PMID: 26279354.

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