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.
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
Jackson LA, Kaufmann AF, Adams WG, Phelps MB, Andreasen C, Langkop CW, Francis BJ, Wenger JD. Outbreak of leptospirosis associated with swimming. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1993;12(1):48-54. PubMed
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
On March 16, 4 volunteers received an injection of an mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 in an NIH-funded trial in Seattle.
Seattle Times, Feb. 26, 2020
Dr. Lisa A. Jackson leads national trial to explore improving immune responses to the vaccine.
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Dr. Paula Lozano explains how a Learning Health System project finds Kaiser Permanente Washington members who could benefit most from preventive services.
U.S. News & World Report, Jan 18, 2018