Yerby Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2012)
M.S., Harvard School of Public Health (2007)
B.S., Bethune-Cookman University (2003)
Dr. Jackson’s research interests include the:
- epidemiology, prevention and control of obesity and type 2 diabetes;
- role of suboptimal diet and lifestyle as modifiable contributors to the disproportionate obesity and diabetes risk experienced by traditionally under-resourced populations;
- translation of epidemiologic findings into interventions and policies that address structural, macro-level as well as individual-level barriers to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
Dr. Jackson’s past research highlighted the potential for health information technology to improve diabetes care as well as racial/ethnic differences in 1) overweight/obesity trends within levels of educational attainment and 2) obesity-related mortality.
Samal L, Hsieh-Yeh J, Gary TL, Jackson CL, Brancati FL. Letter to the Editor: Computer and Internet Use in Urban African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes in Relation to Glycemic Control, Emergency Department Use, Diabetes-Related Knowledge, and Healthy Literacy. Diabetes Care. 2010 Jan; 33 (1): e9.
Jackson CL, Batts-Turner ML, Falb MD, Hsieh-Yeh J, Brancati FL, Gary TL. Computer and Internet Use among Urban African Americans with Type 2 diabetes. J Urban Health. 2005 Dec; 82(4):575-83. Epub 2005 Oct 12.
Jackson CL, Bolden S, Brancati FL, Batts-Turner ML, Gary TL. A Systematic Review of Interactive Computer-Assisted Technology in Diabetes Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Feb; 21(2):105-10. Epub 2005 Dec 22.
Nutrition Seminar (November 19, 2012): http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/nutritionseminar-20121119/index.htm
Diabetes Alert Day Radio Broadcast (March 22, 2011): http://mdmorn.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/322111-diabetes-alert-day/
Epidemiology Student Profile (U.S. News & World Report, 2009): http://www.usnews.com/education/articles/2009/04/22/student-profile-going-to-med-school-to-make-a-difference