Blaine Jacobs

Blaine Jacobs, PhD

Associate Professor Clinical and Applied Science Education

Dr. Blaine (McGuire) Jacobs, associate professor of Pharmacology, joined the faculty of the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) in June of 2018. She received her doctorate in Pharmacology from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her graduate research included the study of opioid receptor function specific to peripheral analgesic mechanisms to identify new pharmacological targets for improved pain pharmacotherapy. Dr. Jacobs' doctoral training was supported by the Craniofacial Oral-Biology Student Training in Academic Research Fellowship and the Council for Excellence in Women's Health Scholarship. As a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Jacobs explored migraine pathology and collaborated with pharmaceutical companies to screen compounds in preclinical pain models.

While at UIWSOM, Dr. Jacobs co-authored, “Integrating physiology into the first two years of a new osteopathic medical school curriculum,” which describes UIWSOM’s self-directed integrated curriculum and teaching philosophy (PMID: 37637143). She also supports student-led social justice-based research projects including, “The Implications of Socioeconomic Status by ZIP Code on Maternal-Fetal Mortality in San Antonio, Texas” (PMID: 38523982). Her current research endeavors include investigating local disparities in pain management and the utility of osteopathic medicine to improve health outcomes in underserved areas in San Antonio.

Dr. Jacobs is honored to be a part of the UIWSOM faculty and grateful to be of service to the San Antonio community.

  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio