Ruth Rose-Jacobs, ScD, MS

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Ruth Rose-Jacobs
617.414.5480

Biography

My research expertise is in the 1) Development of typical and high-risk infants/children and their families- due to biological and social factors including exposure to substances and violence, violence, maternal depression, prematurity, food insecurity; 2) Measurement of subtle developmental differences in at-risk infants and children, in areas including executive function and higher cognitive abilities; and 3)Serving diverse and underserved children and their families including mothers who have opioid use disorders during pregnancy in the health care system.

Current Research Support:

2010-2017 R01 DA06532 NIH-NIDA Multiple PIs: Deborah A. Frank, Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Jane Liebschutz, “Cocaine Exposure in Utero: Young Adult Follow-Up,” Total Cost: $2,440,032, Role: Principal Investigator

2012-2017 R01 DA06532 NIH-NIDA Administrative Supplement: Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow-up (PEP),” Multiple PIs: Deborah A. Frank, Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Total Cost $117,768, Role: Principal Investigator

2014-2017 90-CB-0186 Administration for Children and Families (ACYF), PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, “RESPECT (Recovery, Empowerment, Social Services, Prenatal care, Education, and Community Treatment)-Plus”, Total Cost: $1,899,526, Role: Principal Investigator

2016- 2018 90EV0450-01-00 Administration for Children and Families (ACYF), PI: Neena McConnico; “Project BELONG Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Family Violence and Trauma: Innovating, expanding and sustaining treatment for caregivers and very young children” Total Cost $750,000 Role: Co-Investigator

Previous Research Support:

1986 Foundation for Physical Therapy Doctoral Study Grant, PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Total Cost: $3,900, Role: Principal Investigator

1987 Dudley Allen Sargent Research Fund Award, Boston University Sargent College, PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Total Cost: $1,000, Role: Principal Investigator

1982 Northeastern University Boston-Bouve College Faculty Publication Fund Grant, PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Total Cost: $500, Role: Principal Investigator

1982 Northeastern University Boston-Bouve College, Faculty Research Development, PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs Total Cost: $1,000, Role: Principal Investigator

1994 National Institutes of Health Biomedical Research Support Grant, PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, “Validation of the Performance and Behavioral Qualifier Scales: A Pilot Study on 24 Month Old Infant.” Total cost: $4,992.

1997-2001 5 U1H SP0817-03 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Grant (SAMHSA-OEC), PI: Carol Seval Brooks, “Project RISE (Raising Infants in a Secure Environment),”Total Cost: $2,112,180, Role: Co-Investigator

1997-1999 Foundation for Physical Therapy Grant PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, “Infants from the Inner City: Relationships between Risk and Outcome Measures of Interest to Physical Therapists.” Total cost: $60,000, Role: Principal Investigator

1999-2004 R01 DA06532-11 NIH-NIDA PI: Deborah A. Frank, “Cocaine Exposure in Utero: Elementary School Follow-up,” Total Cost: $4,862,015, Role: Co-Investigator

2001-2003 5 U1H SP0817-03, SAMHSA, Casey Family Program, and NIH/NCRR M01RR00533. Starting Early Starting Smart Grant “Project RISE (Raising Infants in a Secure Environment)”. PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, “Starting Early Starting Smart Longitudinal Preschool Extension for Project RISE,” Total Cost: $1,101,151, Role Principal Investigator

2004-2010 R01 DA06532 NIH-NIDA PI: Deborah A. Frank, “Cocaine Exposure in Utero: Adolescent Follow-up,” Total Cost: $3,148,122, Role Co-Investigator

2012-2014 90-CB-0186 Administration for Children and Families (ACYF), PI: Robert Sege, “RESPECT (Recovery, Empowerment, Social Services, Prenatal care, Education, and Community Treatment)-Plus” Total Cost: $1,899,526., Role: Co-investigator

2013-2015 AG-3198-B-10-0028 Research Program on Childhood Hunger, Food and Nutrition Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, “Child Food Insecurity in Families of Young Children with and without Special Health Care Needs.” PI: Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Total Cost, $249,985, Role: Principal Investigator
Ruth Rose-Jacobs Sc.D.

Other Positions

  • Boston Medical Center

Education

  • Boston University, ScD
  • Boston University, MS
  • Washington University in St. Louis, BSPT

Publications

  • Published on 9/14/2017

    Sun J, Patel F, Rose-Jacobs R, Frank DA, Black MM, Chilton M. Mothers' Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Young Children's Development. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Dec; 53(6):882-891. PMID: 28919342.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/10/2017

    Rose-Jacobs R, Richardson MA, Buchanan-Howland K, Chen CA, Cabral H, Heeren TC, Liebschutz J, Forman L, Frank DA. Intrauterine exposure to tobacco and executive functioning in high school. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Jul 01; 176:169-175. PMID: 28544995.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/1/2016

    Richardson MA, Grant-Knight W, Beeghly M, Rose-Jacobs R, Chen CA, Appugliese DP, Cabral HJ, Liebschutz JM, Frank DA. Psychological Distress Among School-Aged Children with and Without Intrauterine Cocaine Exposure: Perinatal Versus Contextual Effects. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2016 Apr; 44(3):547-60. PMID: 26194603.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/1/2016

    Rose-Jacobs R, Fiore JG, de Cuba SE, Black M, Cutts DB, Coleman SM, Heeren T, Chilton M, Casey P, Cook J, Frank DA. Children with Special Health Care Needs, Supplemental Security Income, and Food Insecurity. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2016 Feb-Mar; 37(2):140-7. PMID: 26836641.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Bailey T, Cook JT, Ettinger de Cuba S , Casey PH, Chilton M, Coleman SM , Cutts DB, Heeren TC, Rose-Jacobs R, Black MM, Frank DA. Development of an index of subsidized housing availability and its relationship to housing insecurity. Housing Policy Debate Journal. 2016; 1(26):172-187.

  • Published on 12/10/2015

    Barthelemy OJ, Richardson MA, Rose-Jacobs R, Forman LS, Cabral HJ, Frank DA. Effects of intrauterine substance and postnatal violence exposure on aggression in children. Aggress Behav. 2016 May-Jun; 42(3):209-21. PMID: 26660077.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/1/2015

    Bovell A, Rose-Jacobs R, Ettinger de Cuba S, Coleman S, Frank DA. Nurturing Children: Solutions to Alleviate Hardship and Barriers for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs. Research findings from the Children’s Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program. 2015.

  • Published on 6/1/2015

    Liebschutz JM, Crooks D, Rose-Jacobs R, Cabral HJ, Heeren TC, Gerteis J, Appugliese DP, Heymann OD, Lange AV, Frank DA. Prenatal substance exposure: What predicts behavioral resilience by early adolescence? Psychol Addict Behav. 2015 Jun; 29(2):329-37. PMID: 26076097.

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  • Published on 1/1/2015

    Kathryn T. Bailey, John T. Cook, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, Patrick H. Casey, Mariana Chilton, Sharon M. Coleman, Diana Becker Cutts, Timothy C. Heeren, Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Maureen M. Black & Deborah A. Frank. Development of an Index of Subsidized Housing Availability and its Relationship to Housing Insecurity. Housing Policy Debate. 2015; April.

  • Published on 6/28/2014

    Beeghly M, Rose-Jacobs R, Martin BM, Cabral HJ, Heeren TC, Frank DA. Level of intrauterine cocaine exposure and neuropsychological test scores in preadolescence: subtle effects on auditory attention and narrative memory. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 45:1-17. PMID: 24978115.

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