Marilyn S. Jacobs, PhD

Marilyn S. Jacobs, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychology
This physician is an affiliate of the UCLA Medical Group but is not employed by UCLA.


Clinical Psychologist
Certified Psychoanalyst
Expertise in Pain Psychology


Medical Board Certification

Psychoanalysis & Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, 1998


Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, PsyD, 1996
Alliant International University, PhD, 1986

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



  • Pain Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic Psychosomatics
  • Political Psychology


  1. Deer, T. R. et. al. (including Jacobs, M.S.) - (2017). The Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference(PACC): Recommendations on Intrathecal Drug Infusion Systems Best Practices and Guidelines. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. DOI: 10.1111/ner.12538
  2. Jacobs, MS. (June 13, 2016). Personality and political leadership: An essential topic for psychology. Review of Personality, Political leadership and decision making: A global perspective. PsychCRITIQUES. 61(24), Article 9. Washington, DC: The American Psychological Association.
  3. Doleys, DM and Jacobs, MS (in press). Intrathecal targeted drug delivery: A comprehensive guide. New York: Springer Publications.
  4. Jacobs, MS and Sumner, LA (in press) Pain psychology. In Pain Management Secrets, 4th Edition. London, UK: Elsevier.
  5. Jacobs, M.S. (Spring, 2015). Women in neuromodulation: Women leading the way. Newsletter of the North American Neuromodulation Society, 10(1).
  6. Jacobs, M.S. (May 25, 2015). Remedying the neglect of the body in contemporary psychotherapy. PsychCRITIQUES, 60(21-2). Washington, D.C.: The American Psychological Association.
  7. Baron, R., et al (including Jacobs, M.S.) (2014). Refractory Chronic Pain Screening Tool (RCPST): A Feasiblity Study to Assess Practicality and Validity of Identifying Potential Neurositmulation Candidates. Pain Medicine – in press. Published online: DOI: 10.1111/pme.12272.


  • 2010 Leadership Award
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39)
  • American Psychological Association