Lisa A. Jackson, MD, MPH

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“Kaiser Permanente Washington gives us nearly unlimited potential to address vaccine effectiveness and safety questions of national and international importance.”

Lisa A. Jackson, MD, MPH

Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Physician, Washington Permanente Medical Group, Internal Medicine

Biography

Lisa A. Jackson, MD, MPH, is an internist and infectious disease epidemiologist who has conducted clinical and epidemiologic studies of vaccine safety and efficacy since 1991. Dr. Jackson is the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) principal investigator (PI) for the Vaccine Safety Datalink Project sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is also PI of the KPWHRI Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit network site—one of nine network sites that the National Institutes of Health sponsors.

Dr. Jackson has written more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and 14 book chapters. She is a past member of the Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee and the National Vaccine Program Office’s National Vaccine Advisory Committee.

After receiving her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, in Charlottesville, Dr. Jackson earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health. She completed her internal medicine residency training at the UW School of Medicine and served as an epidemic intelligence officer and preventive medicine resident at the CDC.

Research interests and experience

  • Vaccines & Infectious Diseases

    Vaccine  safety; influenza vaccine effectiveness in the elderly; methodologic issues in  vaccine effectiveness evaluations; pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine  effectiveness; pneumococcal conjugate vaccine immunogenicity in the elderly;  epidemiology of E. coli bacteremia; epidemiology of community-acquired  pneumonia

 

Recent publications

Jackson LA, Roberts PC, Graham BS. A SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine - preliminary report. N Engl J Med. 2020 Aug 19;383(12):10.1056/NEJMc2026616#sa3. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2026616. PubMed

Balasubramani GK, Choi WS, Nowalk MP, Zimmerman RK, Monto AS, Martin ET, Belongia EA, McLean HQ, Gaglani M, Murthy K, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Chung JR, Spencer S, Fry AM, Patel M, Flannery B; US Flu VE Network Investigators. Relative effectiveness of high dose versus standard dose influenza vaccines in older adult outpatients over four seasons, 2015-16 to 2018-19. Vaccine. 2020 Aug 12:S0264-410X(20)31032-X. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.08.011. Online ahead of print. PubMed

Jackson LA, Anderson EJ, Rouphael NG, Roberts PC, Makhene M, Coler RN, McCullough MP, Chappell JD, Denison MR, Stevens LJ, Pruijssers AJ, McDermott A, Flach B, Doria-Rose NA, Corbett KS, Morabito KM, O'Dell S, Schmidt SD, Swanson PA 2nd, Padilla M, Mascola JR, Neuzil KM, Bennett H, Sun W, Peters E, Makowski M, Albert J, Cross K, Buchanan W, Pikaart-Tautges R, Ledgerwood JE, Graham BS, Beigel JH; mRNA-1273 Study Group. An mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 - preliminary report. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jul 14. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2022483. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Munoz FM, Patel SM, Jackson LA, Swamy GK, Edwards KM, Frey SE, Petrie CR, Sendra EA, Keitel WA. Safety and immunogenicity of three seasonal inactivated influenza vaccines among pregnant women and antibody persistence in their infants. Vaccine. 2020;38(33):5355-5363. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.05.059. Epub 2020 Jun 19. PubMed

Hesse EM, Navarro RA, Daley MF, Getahun D, Henninger ML, Jackson LA, Nordin J, Olson SC, Zerbo O, Zheng C, Duffy J. Risk for Subdeltoid Bursitis After Influenza Vaccination: A Population-Based Cohort Study. LID - 10.7326/M19-3176 [doi] Ann Intern Med. 2020 Jun 23. doi: 10.7326/M19-3176 [Epub ahead of print] PubMed

Kim SS, Flannery B, Foppa IM, Chung JR, Nowalk MP, Zimmerman RK, Gaglani M, Monto AS, Martin ET, Belongia EA, McLean HQ, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Patel M. Effects of prior season vaccination on current season vaccine effectiveness in the US Flu VE Network, 2012-13 through 2017-18. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 7:ciaa706. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa706. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Chung JR, Flannery B, Gaglani M, Smith ME, Reis EC, Hickey RW, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Belongia EA, McLean HQ, Martin ET, Segaloff HE, Kim SS, Patel MM. Patterns of influenza vaccination and vaccine effectiveness among young US children who receive outpatient care for acute respiratory tract illness. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 May 4:e200372. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0372. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Tenforde MW, Chung J, Smith ER, Talbot HK, Trabue CH, Zimmerman RK, Silveira FP, Gaglani M, Murthy K, Monto AS, Martin ET, McLean HQ, Belongia EA, Jackson LA, Jackson ML, Ferdinands JM, Flannery B, Patel MM. Influenza vaccine effectiveness in inpatient and outpatient settings in the United States, 2015 - 2018. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Apr 9. pii: 5818114. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa407. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Abate G, Stapleton JT, Rouphael N, Creech B, Stout JE, El Sahly HM, Jackson L, Leyva FJ, Tomashek KM, Tibbals M, Watson N, Miller A, Charbek E, Siegner J, Sokol-Anderson M, Nayak R, Dahlberg G, Winokur P, Alaaeddine G, Beydoun N, Sokolow K, Kown NP, Phillips S, Baker AW, Turner N, Walter E, Guy E, Frey S. Variability in the management of adults with pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 21. pii: ciaa252. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa252. [Epub ahead of print].

Dawood FS, Chung JR, Kim SS, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Monto AS, Martin ET, Belongia EA, McLean HQ, Gaglani M, Dunnigan K, Foust A, Sessions W, DaSilva J, Le S, Stark T, Kondor RJ, Barnes JR, Wentworth DE, Brammer L, Fry AM, Patel MM, Flannery B. Interim estimates of 2019-20 seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness - United States, February 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020;69(7):177-182. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6907a1. PubMed

 

News

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Jennifer Haller, a clinical trial volunteer, receives the first-ever injection of an investigational vaccine for the coronavirus. Credit: Ted S. Warren / AP Photos

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On March 16, 4 volunteers received an injection of an mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 in an NIH-funded trial in Seattle.

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South Seattle Emerald, Jul 29, 2020

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Clinical trial of H7N9 bird flu vaccine starts at KPWHRI

Dr. Lisa A. Jackson leads national trial to explore improving immune responses to the vaccine.

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Kaiser Permanente launches first coronavirus vaccine trial

Volunteers fight virus by testing new experimental vaccine

Associated Press, Mar 16, 2020