On International Women's Day, Washington STEM — a Washington state education nonprofit — celebrated with a profile of Lisa Jackson, MD, MPH. Jackson is a senior investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and an internal medicine physician with the Washington Permanente Medical Group. Washington STEM works to remove barriers to education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, particularly for students historically excluded from the fields.
The profile covers Jackson's childhood and education in multiple countries and U.S. states and highlights how KPWHRI became the first site in the world to launch a clinical trial on a COVID-19 vaccine. Work on those vaccines, Jackson says, has "not slowed down." Jackson’s "fun fact" describes the job that first introduced her to research on infectious diseases. The full profile is at the Washington STEM website.