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

Griggs EP, Flannery B, Foppa IM, Gaglani M, Murthy K, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Belongia EA, McLean HQ, Martin ET, Monto AS, Zimmerman RK, Balasubramani GK, Chung JR, Patel M, Us Flu Ve Investigators OBOT. Role of Age in Spread of Influenza, 2011-2019, U.S. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network. LID - kwab205 [pii] LID - 10.1093/aje/kwab205 [doi] Am J Epidemiol. 2021 Jul 16:kwab205. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwab205 [Epub ahead of print] PubMed

Naleway AL, Crane B, Irving SA, Bachman D, Vesco KK, Daley MF, Getahun D, Glenn SC, Hambidge SJ, Jackson LA, Klein NP, McCarthy NL, McClure DL, Panagiotakopoulos L, Panozzo CA, Vazquez-Benitez G, Weintraub ES, Zerbo O, Kharbanda EO. Vaccine Safety Datalink infrastructure enhancements for evaluating the safety of maternal vaccination. Ther Adv Drug Saf. 2021 Jun 14;12:20420986211021233. doi: 10.1177/20420986211021233. eCollection 2021. PubMed

Liles E, Irving SA, Dandamudi P, Belongia EA, Daley MF, DeStefano F, Jackson LA, Jacobsen SJ, Kharbanda E, Klein NP, Weintraub E, Naleway AL. Incidence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease within the Vaccine Safety Datalink network and evaluation of association with rotavirus vaccination. Vaccine. 2021;39(27):3614-3620. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.05.032. Epub 2021 May 26. PubMed

Chung JR, Flannery B, Kim SS, Gaglani M, Raiyani C, Belongia EA, McLean HQ, Nowalk MP, Zimmerman RK, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Martin ET, Monto AS, Patel M. Sample size considerations for mid-season estimates from a large influenza vaccine effectiveness network in the United States. Vaccine. 2021 May 13:S0264-410X(21)00555-7. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.05.004. Online ahead of print. PubMed

Murphy SC, Deye GA, Sim BKL, Galbiati S, Kennedy JK, Cohen KW, Chakravarty S, Kc N, Abebe Y, James ER, Kublin JG, Hoffman SL, Richie TL, Jackson LA. PfSPZ-CVac efficacy against malaria increases from 0% to 75% when administered in the absence of erythrocyte stage parasitemia: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial with controlled human malaria infection. PLoS Pathog. 2021 28;17(5):e1009594. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1009594. eCollection 2021 May. PubMed

Doria-Rose N, Suthar MS, Makowski M, O'Connell S, McDermott AB, Flach B, Ledgerwood JE, Mascola JR, Graham BS, Lin BC, O'Dell S, Schmidt SD, Widge AT, Edara VV, Anderson EJ, Lai L, Floyd K, Rouphael NG, Zarnitsyna V, Roberts PC, Makhene M, Buchanan W, Luke CJ, Beigel JH, Jackson LA, Neuzil KM, Bennett H, Leav B, Albert J, Kunwar P; mRNA-1273 Study Group. Antibody persistence through 6 months after the second dose of mRNA-1273 vaccine for Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2021 Jun 10;384(23):2259-2261. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2103916. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Kharbanda EO, Vazquez-Benitez G, DeSilva MB, Naleway AL, Klein NP, Hechter RC, Glanz JM, Donahue JG, Jackson LA, Sheth SS, Greenberg V, Panagiotakopoulos L, Mba-Jonas A, Lipkind HS. Association of inadvertent 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine in pregnancy with spontaneous abortion and adverse birth outcomes. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Apr 1;4(4):e214340. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.4340. PubMed

Jackson ML, Ferdinands J, Nowalk MP, Zimmerman RK, Kieke B, Gaglani M, Murthy K, Petrie JG, Martin ET, Chung JR, Flannery B, Jackson LA. Differences between Frequentist and Bayesian inference in routine surveillance for influenza vaccine effectiveness: a test-negative case-control study. BMC Public Health. 2021;21(1):516. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-10543-z. PubMed

Wu MJ, Chung JR, Kim SS, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Belongia EA, McLean HQ, Gaglani M, Reis M, Beeram M, Martin ET, Monto AS, Nowalk MP, Zimmerman R, Santibanez TA, Singleton JA, Patel M, Flannery B. Influenza vaccination coverage among persons seeking outpatient medical care for acute respiratory illness in five states in the United States, 2011-2012 through 2018-2019. Vaccine. 2021 Feb 15:S0264-410X(21)00106-7. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.01.065. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

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

 

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