University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry (M/C 747)
Institute for Juvenile Research
1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Rm. 155
Chicago, IL 60608
Office Phone: (312) 413-4623
Jacob, S., Zelano, B., Gungor, A., Abbott, D., Naclerio, R., and McClintock, M. K. Location and Gross Morphology of the Nasopalatine Duct in Human Adults, Archives of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Vol. 126, pp. 741-748, 2000.
Jacob, S. and McClintock, M. K. Psychological state and mood effects of steroidal chemosignals in women and men. Hormones and Behavior, Vol. 37, pp. 57-78, 2000.Jacob, S., Metz, J., Kinnunen, L., Cooper, M. and McClintock, M. K. Sustained human chemosignal unconsciously alters brain function. Neuroreport, Vol. 12 (11), pp. 2391-2394, August, 2001.
IJR Faculty Member
Suma Jacob, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
Dr. Jacob graduated from University of Chicago with honors the College and in Psychology before completing an MD/PhD program in Neurobiology. Her research related to hormones, behavior and social chemosensory processing led to the organizing construct of modulator pheromones within the emerging field of social neuroscience.
She went to UCLA for general psychiatry training and completed an extended clinical-research child fellowship at UIC. She is board certified in general and child & adolescent psychiatry. She currently does clinical work in the Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Disorders clinic and research in the Center for Child Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience.
Her clinical interests include disorders that affect repetitive behaviors and social functioning such as autism, social anxiety, selective mutism and obsessive compulsive disorder. Treatment modalities include group, family and cognitive behavioral therapy along with medication management. Research interests include genetics, neuroendrocinology, and social neuroscience.
Dr. Jacob has received competitive grants, including a NIH career development award and a NARSAD Young Investigator Award, to study how neuropeptide hormones such as oxytocin and vasopressin and their pathway genes may be related to disorders like autism and OCD.