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
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
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. 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. 2021 Aug 2;73(3):497-505. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa706. 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
Gaglani M, Vasudevan A, Raiyani C, Murthy K, Chen W, Reis M, Belongia EA, McLean HQ, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Monto AS, Martin ET, Chung JR, Spencer S, Fry AM, Flannery B. Effectiveness of trivalent and quadrivalent inactivated vaccines against influenza B in the United States, 2011-2012 to 2016-2017. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Apr 8;72(7):1147-1157. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa102. PubMed
Ahmed F, Kim S, Nowalk MP, King JP, VanWormer JJ, Gaglani M, Zimmerman RK, Bear T, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Martin E, Cheng C, Flannery B, Chung JR, Uzicanin A. Paid leave and access to telework as work attendance determinants during acute respiratory illness, United States, 2017-2018. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020;26(1). doi: 10.3201/eid2601.190743. PubMed
Yu W, Zheng C, Xie F, Chen W, Mercado C, Sy LS, Qian L, Glenn S, Tseng HF, Lee G, Duffy J, McNeil MM, Daley MF, Crane B, McLean HQ, Jackson LA, Jacobsen SJ. The use of natural language processing to identify vaccine-related anaphylaxis at five health care systems in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2020 Feb;29(2):182-188. doi: 10.1002/pds.4919. Epub 2019 Dec 3. PubMed
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