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

Nelson JC, Ulloa-Perez E, Yu O, Cook AJ, Jackson ML, Belongia EA, Daley MF, Harpaz R, Kharbanda EO, Klein NP, Naleway AL, Tseng HF, Weintraub ES, Duffy J, Yih WK, Jackson LA. Active post-licensure safety surveillance for recombinant zoster vaccine using electronic health record data. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Oct 4:kwac170. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwac170. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Lewin B, Qian L, Huang R, Sy LS, Goddard K, Naleway AL, DeSilva M, Daley MF, McNeil MM, Jackson LA, Jacobsen SJ. Travelers and travel vaccines at six health care systems in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. Vaccine. 2022 Sep 29;40(41):5904-5911. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.08.023. Epub 2022 Sep 3. PubMed

Murphy SC, Vaughan AM, Kublin JG, Fishbauger M, Seilie AM, Cruz KP, Mankowski T, Firat M, Magee S, Betz W, Kain H, Camargo N, Haile MT, Armstrong J, Fritzen E, Hertoghs N, Kumar S, Sather DN, Pinder LF, Deye GA, Galbiati S, Geber C, Butts J, Jackson LA, Kappe SHI. A genetically engineered Plasmodium falciparum parasite vaccine provides protection from controlled human malaria infection. Sci Transl Med. 2022 Aug 24;14(659):eabn9709. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.abn9709. Epub 2022 Aug 24. PubMed

Wang G, Stapleton JT, Baker AW, Rouphael N, Creech CB, El Sahly HM, Stout JE, Jackson L, Charbek E, Leyva FJ, Tomashek KM, Tibbals M, Miller A, Frey S, Niemotka S, Wiemken TL, Beydoun N, Alaaeddine G, Turner N, Walter EB, Chamberland R, Abate G. Clinical features and treatment outcomes of pulmonary mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex with and without coinfections. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Jul 26;9(8):ofac375. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofac375. eCollection 2022 Aug. PubMed

Branche AR, Rouphael NG, Diemert DJ, Falsey AR, Losada C, Baden LR, Frey SE, Whitaker JA, Little SJ, Anderson EJ, Walter EB, Novak RM, Rupp R, Jackson LA, Babu TM, Kottkamp AC, Luetkemeyer AF, Immergluck LC, Presti RM, Bäcker M, Winokur PL, Mahgoub SM, Goepfert PA, Fusco DN, Malkin E, Bethony JM, Walsh EE, Graciaa DS, Samaha H, Sherman AC, Walsh SR, Abate G, Oikonomopoulou Z, El Sahly HM, Martin TCS, Rostad CA, Smith MJ, Ladner BG, Porterfield L, Dunstan M, Wald A, Davis T, Atmar RL, Mulligan MJ, Lyke KE, Posavad CM, Meagher MA, Stephens DS, Neuzil KM, Abebe K, Hill H, Albert J, Lewis TC, Giebeig LA, Eaton A, Netzl A, Wilks SH, Türeli S, Makhene M, Crandon S, Lee M, Nayak SU, Montefiori DC, Makowski M, Smith DJ, Roberts PC, Beigel JH; COVAIL Study Group. SARS-CoV-2 variant vaccine boosters trial: preliminary analyses. medRxiv. 2022 Jul 15:2022.07.12.22277336. doi: 10.1101/2022.07.12.22277336. Preprint. PubMed

Zerbo O, Modaressi S, Goddard K, Lewis E, Getahun D, Palmsten KK, Fuller CC, Crane B, Donahue JG, Daley MF, Jackson LA, Wodi AP, McNeil MM, Klein NP. Safety of live-attenuated vaccines in children exposed to biologic response modifiers in utero. Pediatrics. 2022 Jul 1;150(1):e2021056021. doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-056021. PubMed

Lyke KE, Atmar RL, Islas CD, Posavad CM, Szydlo D, PaulChourdhury R, Deming ME, Eaton A, Jackson LA, Branche AR, El Sahly HM, Rostad CA, Martin JM, Johnston C, Rupp RE, Mulligan MJ, Brady RC, Frenck RW Jr, Bäcker M, Kottkamp AC, Babu TM, Rajakumar K, Edupuganti S, Dobrzynski D, Coler RN, Archer JI, Crandon S, Zemanek JA, Brown ER, Neuzil KM, Stephens DS, Post DJ, Nayak SU, Suthar MS, Roberts PC, Beigel JH, Montefiori DC; DMID 21-0012 Study Group. Rapid decline in vaccine-boosted neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant. Cell Rep Med. 2022 Jul 19;3(7):100679. doi: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2022.100679. Epub 2022 Jun 20. PubMed

Chung JR, Kim SS, Flannery B, Smith ME, Dunnigan K, Raiyani C, Murthy K, Gaglani M, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Bear T, Moehling Geffel K, Nowalk MP, Zimmerman RK, Martin ET, Lamerato L, McLean HQ, King JP, Belongia EA, Thompson MG, Patel M. Vaccine-associated attenuation of subjective severity among outpatients with influenza. Vaccine. 2022 Jul 30;40(32):4322-4327. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.06.019. Epub 2022 Jun 14. PubMed

Zerbo O, Modaressi S, Goddard K, Lewis E, Fireman B, Daley MF, Irving SA, Jackson LA, Donahue JG, Qian L, Getahun D, DeStefano F, McNeil MM, Klein NP. Safety of measles and pertussis-containing vaccines in children with autism spectrum disorders. Vaccine. 2022 Apr 20;40(18):2568-2573. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.03.031. Epub 2022 Mar 18. PubMed

Chung JR, Kim SS, Belongia EA, McLean HQ, King JP, Nowalk MP, Zimmerman RK, Moehling Geffel K, Martin ET, Monto AS, Lamerato LE, Gaglani M, Hoffman E, Volz M, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Patel MM, Flannery B. Vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 among symptomatic persons aged =12?years with reported contact with COVID-19 cases, February-September 2021. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2022 Feb 15. doi: 10.1111/irv.12973. Online ahead of print. PubMed

 

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