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 principal investigator (PI) of KPWHRI’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit — one of 10 network sites that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsors. In this role, she leads the phase 1 clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine co-developed by Moderna and NIH. Launched in March 2020, this trial was the first in the world to begin testing a COVID-19 vaccine. She is also leading the phase 3 clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccines developed by Moderna and NIH and by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, part of Johnson & Johnson, at KPWHRI.

Additionally, Dr. Jackson serves as KPWHRI’s principal investigator in the Vaccine Safety Datalink Project (VSDP). Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), VSDP conducts ongoing research on the safety of licensed vaccines in routine use.

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; COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness; 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, Wenger JD. Listeriosis: a foodborne disease. Infect Med. 1993;10(2):61-66.

Smith DK, Neal JJ, Holmberg SD and the Centers for Disease Control Idiopathic CD4+ T-Lymphocytopenia Task Force. Unexplained opportunistic infections and CD4 T-lymphocytopenia without HIV infection: an investigation of cases in the United States. N Engl J Med. 1993;328:373-379. PubMed

Jackson LA, Schuchat A. Reporting of toxic shock syndrome. J Infect Dis. 1992;166:445.

Schwartz B, Jackson LA. Invasive group B streptococcal disease in adults. JAMA. 1991;266:3284.

Jick H, Dinan BJ, Hunter JR, Stergachis A, Ronning A, Perera DR, Madsen S, Nudelman PM. Tricyclic antidepressants and convulsions. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 1983;3(3):182-5. PubMed

 

Volunteers needed

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COVID-19 booster trial seeks unvaccinated volunteers

KPWHRI to access the benefits of mixing different vaccine types in NIAID-sponsored study.

1-year anniversary

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Looking back: Our COVID-19 vaccine trial at 1 year

Dr. Rita Mangione-Smith reflects on the year since KPWHRI launched the world's first clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Phase 1 trial

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‘Fighting back’ against COVID-19: Remembering a historic trial

Lisa Jackson, MD, MPH, Kaiser Permanente Washington senior investigator, recounts the genesis of a groundbreaking vaccine.

KPWHRI In the Media

Seattle-based clinical trial tweaks mRNA vaccines to fight COVID variants

Seattle NPR affiliate KUOW-FM, April 8, 2021

1st vaccine shot

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COVID-19 vaccine trial volunteer on the shot heard 'round the world

On March 16, 2020, Jennifer Haller became the first person to be injected with a COVID-19 vaccine in a clinical trial.