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Date: 2016-07-20
Title: Former Fellow to Join Faculty at Johns Hopkins

Dr. John Jackson, a former fellow at the MGH Division of Global Psychiatry and Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program, will be joining the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health this fall. Dr. Jackson will be appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and will focus on developing and applying methods to understand the etiology of disparities in mental health treatment and their relation to disparities in long-term recovery, functioning, and co-morbidity. Recently, he was awarded the Kenneth Rothman Prize for best paper published in 2015 in the journal Epidemiology.

Dr. Jackson earned his ScD in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in psychiatric epidemiology. From 2011 to 2014, he trained in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital as a predoctoral trainee and postdoctoral research fellow, where his work focused on the safety and utilization of antipsychotic medications, as well as methods for comparative effectiveness research. For the past two years, he has been a Yerby Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health; as part of this fellowship, he has worked at MGH and Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Jackson obtained his BS in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and is a Meyerhoff Scholar and Marc U* Star (Minority Access to Research Careers - Undergraduate Student Training for Academic Research) Alumnus.