Molly Jacobs

Senior Research Associate, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Molly Jacobs is a Senior Research Associate and Project Manager at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production with over 20 years of experience in public health research and practice. Her work focuses on: (a) understanding the links between environmental and occupational exposures that contribute to illness, and (b) engaging policy, program, and business decision makers in advancing health protective solutions. She has authored numerous research translation papers, book chapters and reports synthesizing the state of the science linking environmental and occupational exposures and with chronic diseases, including asthma and cancer, as well as health risks associated with emerging technologies and materials such as nanomaterials. Molly works closely with the Lowell Center’s Chemicals Science and Policy Initiative to advance the methods and practice of alternatives assessment as a critical disease prevention strategy. Prior to joining Lowell Center, Molly worked at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health investigating disease clusters associated with exposure to local environmental contamination. She continues to provide technical assistance to affected communities. Molly received a MPH from Boston University School of Public Health with a concentration in environmental health and epidemiology, and BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz.