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Sneha E. Jacob, MD
Assistant Professor


Dr. Sneha Jacob is an HIV Specialist with a background in primary care Internal Medicine.  She joined the Eric B Chandler Health Center in August 2012 as Director of HIV Clinical Services.   She provides direct care of uninsured and publicly insured HIV patients as well as supervision of all Ryan White funded Early Intervention Services Program activities including quality management.  She also oversees the training of internal medicine, family medicine, and psychiatry residents in HIV primary care. 

Dr. Jacob has worked with and led programs for HIV patients since her residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.  During her HV clinical fellowship she completed an M.S. in Epidemiology from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health where she worked with CHAIN (The Community Health Advisory & Information Network), conducting analyses of a large longitudinal cohort sample of people living with HIV in New York city. Her research involved the relationship between the use of complementary medicine, health outcomes & mortality of HIV-infected individuals. Dr. Jacob has cared for HIV patients at the Comprehensive Care Clinic at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, the Columbia University Medical Center Infectious Disease Clinic, and the St Luke’s Roosevelt Center for Comprehensive Care HIV program.  She has also served as an Assistant Medical Director for New York Presbyterian System Select Health and Visiting Nurse Services (VNS) NY Choice, both Medicaid managed care Special Needs Plans (SNP) for people living with HIV/AIDS.   In September 2011 she served as a guest facilitator at the UNAIDS Technical Support Facility South Asia Regional Workshop on Capacity Development for Positive Women in Mumbai, India.  There she lectured & mentored HIV positive female NGO leaders regarding AIDS clinical issues.

Dr. Jacob is presently a member of the South Asian Total Health Initiative (SATHI)at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, for which she leads the SATHI- IDO (Infectious Disease Outreach) project, an initiative to increase HIV testing and linkage to care within the Asian community of central New Jersey.  She is involved with developing public health programs to address issues of HIV and immigration at Rutgers and the surrounding communities in the New Brunswick NJ region.

Undergraduate School and Area of Concentration:

  • Yale University, B.A., Psychology

Graduate Schools and fields of study:

  • New York Medical College, M.D.
  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, M.S., Epidemiology


  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Internal Medicine


  • HIV Clinical Fellowship, Columbia University Department of Infectious Diseases/New York State AIDS Institute

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • American Association of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM)

Honors, Awards, Community Service:

  • NY State Medicaid Redesign Payment Reform & Quality Improvement Workgroup
    Assisted with the development of a series of payment reform & quality measurement recommendations related to health homes, disproportionate shares hospital (DSH), & indigent care funding mechanisms.  These were presented to the Medicaid Redesign Team, a New York State governor established team to restructure Medicaid for increased efficiency and improved patient outcomes.  September-November 2010
  • CoSMo (Columbia Student Medical Outreach) Clinic (New York, NY) Volunteer attending physician for a medical student-run clinic that provides free primary healthcare to the uninsured population of Washington Heights, NY. 2008-2009
  • Hubert Fellowship (Johannesburg, South Africa)
    Center for Disease Control (C.D.C.) July 2004-August 2004
  • David E. Rogers Fellowship (Bangalore, India)
    New York Academy of Medicine, July 2002-August 2002       
  • Jane Addams-Andrew Carnegie Fellowship in Philanthropic Studies
    Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, July 2000- June 2001