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George L. Jackson, Ph.D., MHA is a healthcare epidemiologist and implementation scientist with the Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT) at the Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System, where he leads the Implementation and Improvement Science Lab/Core. Additionally, he is a Professor and Director of the Program on Implementation and Improvement Science in the Peter O'Donnell Jr. School of Public Health at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He also maintains appointments as an Adjunct Professor of Population Health Sciences at Duke University and Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Jackson’s research focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of team-based systems for treatment and prevention of chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and moral injury. He also works to develop and evaluate structures to identify, replicate, and spread innovative practices within learning health systems. Among other projects, George is currently the Corresponding Principal Investigator for two VA Quality Enhancement Research Imitative (QUERI) centers, the Dynamic Diffusion Network QUERI Program and the Spreading Healthcare Access, Activities, Research and Knowledge (SHAARK) Partnered Evaluation Initiative. He has collaborated closely with a number of healthcare systems with the goal of linking research and quality improvement.
In the VA, we do “mission driven” research. We seek to do methodologically rigorous research and evaluation with the express goal of informing how to enhance the health and healthcare of our Nation’s heroes. It is an honor to serve Veterans through our work.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Duke University Division of General Internal Medicine and Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care (now named Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT)), 2003-2005
Ph.D., Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
MHA, Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998
BSPH, Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
VA RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Health services research
Chronic illness care and prevention
Development, replication, and spread of healthcare innovations