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Associate Professor
John Jackson

Departmental Affiliations

John Jackson, ScD, develops methods for translational health equity research, including measurement, epidemiology, and policy/intervention effects on health inequities.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E6543

Research Interests

causal inference; confounding; decomposition; epidemiology; health disparities; instrumental variable; interaction; intersectionality; mediation-analysis; mental health; meta-analysis; pharmacoepidemiology; psychotropics; diagnostics; observational-study; time-varying exposure; translational research; transparency
Experiences & Accomplishments
Harvard University
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
My methods research focuses on: (1) developing methods to help identify, refine, and evaluate interventions to eliminate health and healthcare disparities (2) developing methods to improve the transparency and conduct of observational studies and post-hoc analyses of clinical trials.
Honors & Awards
2018 Discovery Award Grant, Johns Hopkins University
2018 Exemplary peer reviewer for Epidemiology
2017 Honorable mention, Thomas Ten Have Award, Atlantic Causal Inference Conference
2016 Kenneth Rothman Prize for best paper published in Epidemiology
2016 Top peer reviewer for Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
2015 Travel award to attend the 48th Annual Meeting of Society for Epidemiologic Research
2014 Top-ranked abstract and selected for live presentation, 4th Society for Epidemiologic Research Digital Web Conference
2014 Travel Award to attend the 30th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology
2014 Alonzo Smythe Yerby Fellowship, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
2013 Best overall poster, 46th Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting
2013 Best student poster, 46th Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting
2002 Phi Beta Kappa, University of Maryland Baltimore County
2002 Meyerhoff & MARC U* STAR Scholar, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Select Publications
Selected Publications:
  • Jackson JW, VanderWeele TJ. Decomposition Analysis to Identify Intervention Targets for Reducing Disparities. Epidemiology. 2018 Nov;29(6):825-835.
  • Jackson JW, Williams DR, VanderWeele TJ. Disparities at the Intersection of Marginalized Groups. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2016;51(10):1349-1359.
  • Jackson JW. Explaining Intersectionality through Description, Counterfactual Thinking, and Mediation Analysis. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2017;52(7):785-793.
  • Jackson JW. Diagnostics for Confounding of Time-varying and Other Joint Exposures. Epidemiology. 2016;27(6):859-869.
  • Jackson JW, Garcia-Albeniz X. Studying the Effects of Nonindicated Medications on Cancer: Etiologic versus Action-Focused Analysis of Epidemiologic Data. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 2018;27(5):520-524.