November 1, 2010

joy-jacobsonJoy Jacobson, MFA, is a health care journalist, a medical editor, and a poet. She was an editor at the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) for nearly twelve years, nine of them as managing editor. While there, she supervised production of articles recognized by the Association of Women in Communications, the American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors, Publications Management, and others. In 2008 she won an Award for Excellence in Health Care Journalism from the Association of Health Care Journalists for her report in AJN on workplace violence against nurses. In 2010 she contributed, with Diana Mason, more than twenty case studies and profiles to a groundbreaking report from the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Her 2003 chapbook, I And, won the Chapbook Series Award for poetry at the New School in New York City, where she earned a master of fine arts degree. She has a particular interest in the intersection of health care and literature.