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.
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
Winokur P, El Sahly HM, Mulligan MJ, Frey SE, Rupp R, Anderson EJ, Edwards KM, Bernstein DI, Schmader K, Jackson LA, Chen WH, Hill H, Bellamy A. Immunogenicity and safety of different dose schedules and antigen doses of an MF59-adjuvanted H7N9 vaccine in healthy adults aged 65 years and older. Vaccine. 2021;39(8):1339-1348. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.11.051. Epub 2021 Jan 21. PubMed
Baden LR, El Sahly HM, Essink B, Kotloff K, Frey S, Novak R, Diemert D, Spector SA, Rouphael N, Creech CB, McGettigan J, Khetan S, Segall N, Solis J, Brosz A, Fierro C, Schwartz H, Neuzil K, Corey L, Gilbert P, Janes H, Follmann D, Marovich M, Mascola J, Polakowski L, Ledgerwood J, Graham BS, Bennett H, Pajon R, Knightly C, Leav B, Deng W, Zhou H, Han S, Ivarsson M, Miller J, Zaks T; COVE Study Group. Efficacy and safety of the mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. N Engl J Med. 2021 Feb 4;384(5):403-416. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2035389. Epub 2020 Dec 30. PubMed
Tenforde MW, Kondor RJG, Chung JR, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Monto AS, Martin ET, Belongia EA, McLean HQ, Gaglani M, Rao A, Kim SS, Stark TJ, Barnes JR, Wentworth D, Patel MM, Flannery B. Effect of antigenic drift on influenza vaccine effectiveness in the United States - 2019-2020. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 25:ciaa1884. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1884. Online ahead of print. PubMed
Widge AT, Rouphael NG, Jackson LA, Anderson EJ, Roberts PC, Makhene M, Chappell JD, Denison MR, Stevens LJ, Pruijssers AJ, McDermott AB, Flach B, Lin BC, Doria-Rose NA, O'Dell S, Schmidt SD, Neuzil KM, Bennett H, Leav B, Makowski M, Albert J, Cross K, Edara VV, Floyd K, Suthar MS, Buchanan W, Luke CJ, Ledgerwood JE, Mascola JR, Graham BS, Beigel JH; mRNA-1273 Study Group. Durability of responses after SARS-CoV-2 mRNA-1273 vaccination. N Engl J Med. 2020 Dec 3:NEJMc2032195. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2032195. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
Kharbanda EO, Vazquez-Benitez G, DeSilva MB, Spaulding AB, Daley MF, Naleway AL, Irving SA, Klein NP, Tseng HF, Jackson LA, Hambidge SJ, Olaiya O, Panozzo CA, Myers TR, Romitti PA. Developing algorithms for identifying major structural birth defects using automated electronic health data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2020 Nov 20. doi: 10.1002/pds.5177. Online ahead of print. PubMed
Anderson EJ, Rouphael NG, Widge AT, Jackson LA, Roberts PC, Makhene M, Chappell JD, Denison MR, Stevens LJ, Pruijssers AJ, McDermott AB, Flach B, Lin BC, Doria-Rose NA, O'Dell S, Schmidt SD, Corbett KS, Swanson PA 2nd, Padilla M, Neuzil KM, Bennett H, Leav B, Makowski M, Albert J, Cross K, Edara VV, Floyd K, Suthar MS, Martinez DR, Baric R, Buchanan W, Luke CJ, Phadke VK, Rostad CA, Ledgerwood JE, Graham BS, Beigel JH; mRNA-1273 Study Group. Safety and immunogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA-1273 vaccine in older adults. N Engl J Med. 2020 Dec 17;383(25):2427-2438. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2028436. Epub 2020 Sep 29. PubMed
Panagiotakopoulos L, Myers TR, Gee J, Lipkind HS, Kharbanda EO, Ryan DS, Williams JTB, Naleway AL, Klein NP, Hambidge SJ, Jacobsen SJ, Glanz JM, Jackson LA, Shimabukuro TT, Weintraub ES. SARS-CoV-2 infection among hospitalized pregnant women: reasons for admission and pregnancy characteristics - eight U.S. health care centers, March 1-May 30, 2020 MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020;69(38):1355-1359. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6938e2. PubMed
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 Nov 12;383(20):1920-1931. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2022483. Epub 2020 Jul 14. PubMed
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