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Jacob, MD, Ph.D.

Suma Jacob, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics, Co-Director of CANeurodevelopment Lab, Associate Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Minnesota (UMN); Adjunct faculty at Mayo Clinic; Co-Creator, Group Relations International; Associate, AK Rice Institute. Suma utilizes her 20 years of group relations experience to bring herself more fully to her life roles and tasks.


She completed AB, Ph.D., and MD degrees at The University of Chicago and then residency/fellowship training at UCLA, UChicago, and the University of Illinois. As a child-adolescent-adult psychiatrist and neuroscientist with expertise in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, she has led genetic and neurohormone investigations as well as clinical trials. As a tenured full professor at UMN, her current NIH-funded research is focused on data-driven approaches using technology to study biobehavioral differences in childhood that predict dimensional/categorical outcomes and facilitate earlier interventions.


More recently, she has integrated her work in social neuroscience with group relations by co-creating peer and multigenerational mentoring groups for women-of-color docs as well as directing the Hierarchies of the Collective-Mind-Body-Spirit group relations conference series.