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Katrina Jacobs

Biomedical Engineer
VA National Center for Patient Safety
Katrina Jacobs is a Biomedical Engineer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). She is currently located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the VA National Center for Patient Safety in the Human Factors Engineering Division working on the nationwide reduction and prevention of inadvertent harm to patients as a result of their care. Ms. Jacobs began her VA biomedical engineering career in 2008 at the North Chicago VA Medical Center, which transformed into the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in 2010 and is recognized as the only fully-integrated federal health care facility resulting from a first-of-its-kind partnership between the VA and the U.S. Department of Defense. She is also a graduate of the VA’s eminent Technical Career Field program. Prior to her tenure in VA, Ms. Jacobs earned her BS degree in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Biomechanical Engineering from Marquette University. Additionally, she earned dual MS degrees in Healthcare Technologies Management from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin where she conducted research on the technology assessment and acquisition processes used by U.S. hospitals.


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