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George L. Jackson, PhD MHA

 


George L. Jackson, PhD MHA 

Dr. Jackson is a healthcare epidemiologist with the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care and the Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center at the Durham, NC Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Academic appointments include being an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Duke University Medical Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Dr. Jackson has been the recipient of a VA HSR&D Merit Review Entry Program (MREP) award (2006-2009) and National Research Service Award (NRSA)-Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) postdoctoral fellowship (2003-2005).  His primary research interest involves the question of how the structure and process of primary and specialty care impact chronic illness outcomes, especially for diabetes, hypertension, and cancer.  For example, he is the principal investigator of a VA-funded clinical trial of the process for linking the intensity of disease managing interventions to the clinical needs of Veterans with hypertension.  In addition, Dr. Jackson is an active researcher in the area of implementation science.

EDUCATION:

  • 2003 Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1998 Master of Healthcare Administration, Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1996 Bachelor of Science in Public Health with Honors, Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 2003-2005 Post-Doctoral Fellow – Duke University Division of General Internal Medicine and Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care
  • 2005 Research Health Scientist – Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care and the Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center
  • 2005-2009 Project Director – Veterans Affairs Colorectal Cancer Care Collaborative Cancer Care Quality Measurement System, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • 2006 Adjunct Assistant Professor – Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2008 Assistant Professor – Duke University Division of General Internal Medicine

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

  • 2011 VHA Office of Research and Development, Research Health Science Specialist Delegated Examining Unit (DEU) Subject Matter Expert
  • 2011 Department of Defense-Veterans Affairs Integrated Mental Health Strategy: Planning Committee for Strategy#23, Chaplains Role
  • 2011 Department of Veterans Affairs Health Informatics Transformation Initiative: Patient Outcomes Working Group
  • 2011 Student Abstract Review and Poster Award Selection Committee
  • 2010, 2011 Ad-hoc Grant Reviewer, VHA Quality Enhancement Research Imitative
  • 2008-2009 Member, 2009 Healthcare Organizational Research Association (HORA) Annual Meeting Planning Committee
  • 2008 Abstract Reviewer, VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative Annual Meeting
  • 2006 Abstract Reviewer, VA HSR&D National Meeting
  • 2006-2007 VA External Peer Review Program working group on colorectal cancer care measures
  • 2005-2008 Member, Veterans Health Administration Colorectal Cancer Care Collaborative Planning Committee

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • 2008-2011 Exceptional Reviewer, Medical Care (approximately top 5% of reviewers for Medical Care)
  • 2008 Delta Omega (the honorary public health society)
  • 2005 Veterans Affairs Merit Review Entry Program award (the VA career development award for non-clinician Ph.D. scientists)
  • 2004 Service Award from the Theta Chapter of Delta Omega (the honorary public health society)
  • 2003 National Research Service Award – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2001 National Research Service Award – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Pre-doctoral Fellowship

RECENT RESEARCH SUPPORT:

 VA Funded Studies

Role: Principal Investigator
Title: Randomized Trial of Titrated Disease Management for Patients with Hypertension
Source: VA HSR&D (IIR 10-383)
Dates: October 1, 2011–September 30, 2015

Role: Principal Investigator
Title:  Longer-Term Outcomes of Participation in Hypertension Self-Management Trials
Source: VA HSR&D – Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (RRP 09-407)
Dates: June 1, 2010–May 31, 2011

Role: Principal Investigator
Title: HTN-IMPROVE: Determining the Implementation Process
Source: VA HSR&D – Quality Enhancement Research Initiative(RRP 09-196)
Dates: August 1, 2010–July 31, 2011

Role: Consultant (Meador, PI)
Title: DOD/VA Integrated Mental Health Strategy – Chaplain Services
Source: VA Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC) Program 
Dates: March 1, 2011–September 20, 2013 

Role: Co-Investigator (Bryson, PI)
Title: Organizational Correlates of Adherence to Medication
Source: VA HSR&D (IIR-07-68)
Dates: April 1, 2008 – March 31, 2011

Role: Co-Investigator and Project Director (Provenzale, PI)
Title: Colorectal Cancer Care – A Quality Measurement Partnership
Source: VA HSR&D – Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (CRT 05-338)
Dates: April 1, 2006–March 31, 2009

Non-VA Funded Studies
Role: Co-Investigator (Williams, PI)
Title: Closing the Quality Gap Series: Reviewing the State of the Science – The Medical Home
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HHSA 290-2007-100661, TO9)
Dates: September 10, 2010–July 30, 2012

Role: Co-Investigator (Bosworth, PI)
Title: Supporting Post MI Risk Modification Intervention via Telemedicine Evaluation (SPRITE)
Source: American Heart Association
Dates: October 1, 2008–September 30, 2012

View Dr. Jackson's PubMed Link to see his publications