Dr. Julie Anne Jacko is Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences in the NSU Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD); and Professor in the NSU Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. She is a leader, innovator, scholar and entrepreneur.
Dr. Jacko has a career lifetime total exceeding $29 million in externally funded research as either PI or Co-PI. She has over 15,850 total citations. With an h-index of 54 overall, her 180+ publications have appeared in preeminent scientific journals, including Nature, Gynecologic Oncology, Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, and Retina. She was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor awarded to young research investigators by the U.S. government. Numerous awards since have positioned her at the forefront of her field.
Dr. Jacko's expertise extends to educational and programmatic leadership. Passionately committed to addressing historic health inequities for communities of color, marginalized populations, and low-resourced communities, Dr. Jacko is the Principal Investigator/Project Director on a four-year grant awarded in 2021 by the Florida Blue Foundation to prevent opioid and substance abuse in ethnic and gender/sexual minority youth in South Florida. Under her leadership, the Department of Population Health at NSU MD, together with its numerous youth-serving community health partners, has formed the South Florida Community Coalition for Opioid and Substance Abuse in South Florida Youth (SFCC), delivering educational interventions and evidence-based programming to vulnerable youth in the region.
Moreover, as the Founding Director of the Institute for Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota (UMN), a new model of interdisciplinary collaboration was established that culminated in, among other achievements, the receipt of a $5.15 million award from the ONC to create the University Partnership for Health Informatics, the first public-private institutional partnership in the Upper Midwest delivering multiple graduate degree programs in the field of health informatics.
An expert consultant in the manufacturing, healthcare and IT sectors, Dr. Jacko often serves as a strategist for organizations seeking to improve productivity, profitability, and impact. She has an innate passion for entrepreneurial endeavors. In 2015, she was recognized as a top entrepreneur in Miami, Florida for having created “one of the city’s most prolific businesses.”
Julie Jacko & Francois Sainfort Patient Reported Outcomes for Women With Advanced Stage Ovarian Cancer Based on a Web Platform For Learning and Preference Specification. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2018.
R. Champney, E. Baker, T. Schmidt-Daly, K. Stanney, K. Hale, R. Long, R. Chadderdon, Julie Jacko, Francois Sainfort, J. Chan, & A. Nelson An individualized approach to remediating skill decay: framework and applications. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference 2014.
Patient Reported Outcomes for Women with Advanced Stage Ovarian Cancer Based on a Web Platform For Learning and Preference Specification, 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics , 2018, Orlando, FL
An individualized approach to remediating skill decay: framework and applications, I/ITSEC Conference, 2014.
Johannes Vieweg, Francois Sainfort, Julie Jacko, & Paula Wales (2020). Management principles to drive the creation of a 21st century medical school. HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine 1(1), pp. 15-25.
Francois Sainfort, Julie Jacko, & Johannes Vieweg (2020). Transitioning to Value-Based Diabetes Care – A Call for Action from the NSUMD Health Summit Task Force of Top Primary Care Providers in South Florida. HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine 1(2), pp. 93-105.
S. Petzel, R. Isaakson-Vogel, J. Cragg, M. McClellan, D. Chan, Julie Jacko, Francois Sainfort, & M. Geller (2018). Effects of web-based instruction and patient preferences on patient-reported outcomes and learning for women with advanced ovarian cancer: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 23(), pp. 1-17.
M McClellan, R Karumur, R Vogel, S Petzel, J Cragg, D Chan, Julie Jacko, Francois Sainfort, & M Geller (2016). Designing an Educational Website to Improve Quality of Supportive Oncology Care for Women with Ovarian Cancer: An Expert Usability Review and Analysis.. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction 32(4), pp. 297-307.
R Vogel, S Petzel, J Cragg, M McClellan, D Chan, E Dickson, Julie Jacko, Francois Sainfort, & M Geller (2013). Development and pilot of an advance care planning website for women with ovarian cancer: a randomized controlled trial. Gynecologic Oncology 131(2), pp. 430-36.
I Scott, Julie Jacko, Francois Sainfort, V Leonard, T Kongnakorn, & K Moloney (2006). The impact of auditory and haptic feedback on computer task performance in patients with age-related macular degeneration and control subjects with no known ocular disease.. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 26(7), pp. 803-10.