We are happy to welcome a new community liaison, Dr. Noel Jacobs! To learn more about community liaisons, click here.
Dr. Noel Jacobs is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and licensed health service psychologist in the section of General and Community Pediatrics at OU Health Sciences Center, where he serves patients with a range of chronic conditions. He completed his doctoral training in clinical child psychology at the University of Kansas in 2001. Dr. Jacobs has 13 years’ experience teaching and training undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral trainees in child psychology as well as providing direct services and psychological testing to children and families. He writes in the area of living well and finding whole life regardless of health, and conducts research in the areas of teaching effectiveness and quality of life over time in children with chronic illnesses.
Dr. Jacobs also has a strong desire to see Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma show their full, true potential as a model to the world for love, understanding, and healthy community. He has a passion for social justice, cultural and religious understanding, and community vibrance. Dr. Jacobs currently serves as Vice President of The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma and chairs the Beyond Coexistence initiative, the organization's community service program designed to build relationships across differences while volunteers serve the greater OKC area in tangible ways. He is also Program Director for The Respect Diversity Foundation and helps create teaching and learning opportunities for people of all ages, to grow tolerance and respect for others. He is a member of the UN Association of OKC's current planning committe for the 2016 International Day of Peace celebration and Peace Walk, set for September 24, and is also on the planning committee for the Jewish Muslim Film Festival, part of the Respect Diversity Foundation's public education and dialogue efforts.