George Lee Jackson, PhD

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Professor in Medicine
Campus mail 215 Morris Street, Duke Department of Population Health Sci, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 286-0411
Email address george.l.jackson@duke.edu

Areas of expertise: Epidemiology, Health Services Research, and Implementation Science

George L. Jackson, Ph.D., MHA is a healthcare epidemiologist and implementation scientist with the Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (also known as ADAPT) at the Durham Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System, where he leads the Implementation and Improvement Science Lab/Core.  Additionally, he is a Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences, Department of Medicine (Division of General Infernal Medicine), and Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Duke.  He also co-teaches evidence-based practice for the Duke Physician Assistant Program.  George’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.  He has collaborated closely with a number of healthcare systems such as the VA, Duke, and DoD with the goal of linking research and quality improvement.  Among other projects, George is currently the corresponding principal investigator of the VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) funded Dynamic Diffusion Network (DDN) QUERI Program and Spreading Healthcare Access, Activities, Research and Knowledge (SHAARK) Partnered Evaluation Initiative.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2003

Publications

Moss, Jason M., William E. Bryan, Loren M. Wilkerson, George L. Jackson, Ryan K. Owenby, Courtney Van Houtven, Melissa B. Stevens, et al. “Impact of Clinical Pharmacy Specialists on the Design and Implementation of a Quality Improvement Initiative to Decrease Inappropriate Medications in a Veterans Affairs Emergency Department.” J Manag Care Spec Pharm 22, no. 1 (January 2016): 74–80. https://doi.org/10.18553/jmcp.2016.22.1.74.

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27015054
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Williams, John W., and George L. Jackson. “Utilizing Evidence to Address the Health and Health Care Needs of Veterans.” N C Med J 76, no. 5 (November 2015): 294–98. https://doi.org/10.18043/ncm.76.5.294.

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26946858
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Jackson, George L., Leah L. Zullig, Sean M. Phelan, Dawn Provenzale, Joan M. Griffin, Steven B. Clauser, David A. Haggstrom, Rahul M. Jindal, and Michelle van Ryn. “Patient characteristics associated with the level of patient-reported care coordination among male patients with colorectal cancer in the Veterans Affairs health care system.” Cancer 121, no. 13 (July 1, 2015): 2207–13. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.29341.

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25782082
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Ellis, S. D., M. E. Nielsen, W. R. Carpenter, G. L. Jackson, S. B. Wheeler, H. Liu, and M. Weinberger. “Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist overuse: urologists' response to reimbursement and characteristics associated with persistent overuse.” Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 18, no. 2 (June 2015): 173–81. https://doi.org/10.1038/pcan.2015.10.

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25849354
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Fortune-Britt, Alice G., Jason A. Nieuwsma, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Santanu K. Datta, Deonni P. Stolldorf, William C. Cantrell, A Keith Ethridge, et al. “Evaluating the implementation and sustainability of a program for enhancing veterans' intimate relationships.” Mil Med 180, no. 6 (June 2015): 676–83. https://doi.org/10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00336.

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26032383
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Wu, R Ryanne, Linda S. Kinsinger, Dawn Provenzale, Heather A. King, Patricia Akerly, Lottie K. Barnes, Santanu K. Datta, et al. “Implementation of new clinical programs in the VHA healthcare system: the importance of early collaboration between clinical leadership and research.” J Gen Intern Med 29 Suppl 4 (December 2014): 825–30. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-014-3026-3.

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25355086
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Nieuwsma, Jason A., George L. Jackson, Mark B. DeKraai, Denise J. Bulling, William C. Cantrell, Jeffrey E. Rhodes, Mark J. Bates, et al. “Collaborating across the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense to integrate mental health and chaplaincy services.” J Gen Intern Med 29 Suppl 4 (December 2014): 885–94. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-014-3032-5.

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25355089
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DiMartino, Lisa D., Bryan J. Weiner, Deborah K. Mayer, George L. Jackson, and Andrea K. Biddle. “Do palliative care interventions reduce emergency department visits among patients with cancer at the end of life? A systematic review.” J Palliat Med 17, no. 12 (December 2014): 1384–99. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2014.0092.

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25115197
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Nieuwsma, Jason A., Alice K. Fortune-Greeley, George L. Jackson, Keith G. Meador, Jean C. Beckham, and Eric B. Elbogen. “Pastoral care use among post-9/11 veterans who screen positive for mental health problems.” Psychol Serv 11, no. 3 (August 2014): 300–308. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0037065.

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24933105
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