Author: Roni Jacobson

Roni Jacobson graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in psychology. Following a stint teaching Arabic in Minnesota, she started work as a behavior therapist at the Marcus Autism Center, where she learned about research methodology and gathered material for some gripping stories. Roni has worked in mental health policy at The Carter Center for the past year, and is excited to have found an outlet for her experiences at SHERP.

Should you be tested for HPV?

Should you be tested for HPV?

And what to expect if your results are positive

By Roni Jacobson | Posted July 1, 2013

The ills of smoking

The ills of smoking

People with mental illness and nicotine addiction struggle to kick the habit

By Roni Jacobson | Posted March 9, 2013

Revisiting the Grandmother Hypothesis

Revisiting the Grandmother Hypothesis

Do post-menopausal women deserve the credit for humans’ long life span?

By Roni Jacobson | Posted February 20, 2013

An alternative to autism?

An alternative to autism?

Lack of certainty about the diagnosis leads many families to look outside mainstream medicine

By Roni Jacobson | Posted January 29, 2013

Recovering from homelessness

Recovering from homelessness

Housing New York’s transient mentally ill

By Roni Jacobson | Posted January 4, 2013

Caged boredom

Caged boredom

With nothing to do, mink turn to lounging and binging

By Roni Jacobson | Posted November 30, 2012

Chimpanzee justice

Chimpanzee justice

Differences in chimpanzee and human punishing behaviors

By Roni Jacobson | Posted November 19, 2012

Nobel Prize in medicine recognizes discoveries in cloning and stem cell research

Nobel Prize in medicine recognizes discoveries in cloning and stem cell research

A British and Japanese researcher share the award

By Roni Jacobson | Posted October 8, 2012