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.

A research professor in the UW Department of Epidemiology, Dr. Jackson is also an adjunct research professor in the UW Department of Medicine.

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

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. 2020 Feb 1. pii: 5719597. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa102. [Epub ahead of print]. 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. 2019 Dec 3. doi: 10.1002/pds.4919. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Donahue JG, Kieke BA, Lewis EM, Weintraub ES, Hanson KE, McClure DL, Vickers ER, Gee J, Daley MF, DeStefano F, Hechter RC, Jackson LA, Klein NP, Naleway AL, Nelson JC, Belongia EA. Near real-time surveillance to assess the safety of the 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine. Pediatrics. 2019;144(6). pii: peds.2019-1808. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-1808. Epub 2019 Nov 18. PubMed

Flannery B, Kondor RJG, Chung JR, Gaglani M, Reis M, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Monto AS, Martin ET, Belongia EA, McLean HQ, Kim SS, Blanton L, Kniss K, Budd AP, Brammer L, Stark TJ, Barnes JR, Wentworth DE, Fry AM, Patel M. Spread of antigenically drifted influenza A(H3N2) viruses and vaccine effectiveness in the United States during the 2018-2019 season. J Infect Dis. 2019 Oct 30. pii: 5609441. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiz543. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Donahue JG, Kieke BA, King JP, Mascola MA, Shimabukuro TT, DeStefano F, Hanson KE, McClure DL, Olaiya O, Glanz JM, Hechter RC, Irving SA, Jackson LA, Klein NP, Naleway AL, Weintraub ES, Belongia EA. Inactivated influenza vaccine and spontaneous abortion in the Vaccine Safety Datalink in 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15. Vaccine. 2019;37(44):6673-6681. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.09.035. Epub 2019 Sep 17. PubMed

Groom HC, Smith N, Irving SA, Koppolu P, Vazquez-Benitez G, Kharbanda EO, Daley MF, Donahue JG, Getahun D, Jackson LA, Klein NP, McCarthy NL, Nordin JD, Panagiotakopoulos L, Naleway AL. Uptake and safety of hepatitis A vaccination during pregnancy: a Vaccine Safety Datalink study. Vaccine. 2019;37(44):6648-6655. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.09.043. Epub 2019 Sep 20. PubMed

Cook AJ, Wellman RD, Marsh T, Shoaibi A, Tiwari R, Nguyen M, Boudreau D, Weintraub ES, Jackson L, Nelson JC. Applying sequential surveillance methods that use regression adjustment or weighting to control confounding in a multi-site, rare event, distributed setting: part 2:in-depth example of a re-analysis of the measles-mumps-rubella-varicella combination vacc J Clin Epidemiol. 2019 Sep; 113:114-122. PubMed

Zheng C, Yu W, Xie F, Chen W, Mercado C, Sy LS, Qian L, Glenn S, Lee G, Tseng HF, Duffy J, Jackson LA, Daley MF, Crane B, McLean HQ, Jacobsen SJ. The use of natural language processing to identify Tdap-related local reactions at five health care systems in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. Int J Med Inform. 2019 Jul;127:27-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.04.009. Epub 2019 Apr 13. PubMed

Doyle JD, Chung JR, Kim SS, Gaglani M, Raiyani C, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Monto AS, Martin ET, Belongia EA, McLean HQ, Foust A, Sessions W, Berman L, Garten RJ, Barnes JR, Wentworth DE, Fry AM, Patel MM, Flannery B. Interim estimates of 2018-19 seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness - United States, February 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019;68(6):135-139. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6806a2. PubMed

 

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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

Kaiser Permanente launches first coronavirus vaccine trial

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

KPWHRI in the Media

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Clinical trials for novel coronavirus vaccine will take place at Seattle research institute

Seattle Times, Feb. 26, 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.

Read it in News and Events.

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Can targeted flu vaccines lower the risk of hospitalization?

Dr. Paula Lozano explains how a Learning Health System project finds Kaiser Permanente Washington members who could benefit most from preventive services.

kpwhri in the media

Are we prepared for the next flu pandemic?

U.S. News & World Report, Jan 18, 2018