|July 17, 2012||
Pioneering Research: David R. Jacobs, PhD, Explains The Relationship between Xenobiotics and Type 2 Diabetes
Interview by Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN
This interview is with a person whose work I’ve been following very carefully and closely. Every time 1 of his publications comes out, I can hardly wait to read it because I think this work is creating a whole new paradigm. I’m speaking about David R. Jacobs, PhD. Dr Jacobs is a Mayo Professor of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
He has what you might consider a fairly interesting background, although not one that you’d immediately connect to an investigator of type 2 diabetes. He is a mathematician from his undergraduate training and later earned a PhD in mathematical statistics at Johns Hopkins. Working in epidemiology means he’s a person looking at associations, and he has done an extraordinary amount of work in a whole variety of areas. Let me give you a thumbnail of some of the major ones.