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

Ellis, Shellie D., Matthew Edward Nielsen, William Ruffin Carpenter, George L. Jackson, Stephanie B. Wheeler, Huan Liu, and Morris Weinberger. “Changes in androgen deprivation therapy overuse: Reimbursement response and characteristics of persistent overusers.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32:5044–5044. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2014. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2014.32.15_suppl.5044.

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Zullig, Leah L., George L. Jackson, Dawn Provenzale, Joan M. Griffin, Sean Phelan, Jason A. Nieuwsma, and Michelle van Ryn. “Utilization of hospital-based chaplain services among newly diagnosed male Veterans Affairs colorectal cancer patients.” J Relig Health 53, no. 2 (April 2014): 498–510. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-012-9653-2.

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23054482
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Ryn, Michelle van, Sean M. Phelan, Neeraj K. Arora, David A. Haggstrom, George L. Jackson, S Yousuf Zafar, Joan M. Griffin, et al. “Patient-reported quality of supportive care among patients with colorectal cancer in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System.” J Clin Oncol 32, no. 8 (March 10, 2014): 809–15. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2013.49.4302.

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24493712
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Maciejewski, Matthew L., Hayden B. Bosworth, Maren K. Olsen, Valerie A. Smith, David Edelman, Benjamin J. Powers, Miriam A. Kaufman, Eugene Z. Oddone, and George L. Jackson. “Do the benefits of participation in a hypertension self-management trial persist after patients resume usual care?” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 7, no. 2 (March 2014): 269–75. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000309.

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24619321
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Zullig, Leah L., George L. Jackson, Morris Weinberger, Dawn Provenzale, Bryce B. Reeve, and William R. Carpenter. “An examination of racial differences in process and outcome of colorectal cancer care quality among users of the veterans affairs health care system.” Clin Colorectal Cancer 12, no. 4 (December 2013): 255–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clcc.2013.06.004.

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23988481
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Zullig, Leah L., William R. Carpenter, Dawn Provenzale, Morris Weinberger, Bryce B. Reeve, and George L. Jackson. “Examining potential colorectal cancer care disparities in the Veterans Affairs health care system.” J Clin Oncol 31, no. 28 (October 1, 2013): 3579–84. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2013.50.4753.

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24002515
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Shaw, Ryan J., Miriam A. Kaufman, Hayden B. Bosworth, Bryan J. Weiner, Leah L. Zullig, Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, Jeffrey D. Kravetz, et al. “Organizational factors associated with readiness to implement and translate a primary care based telemedicine behavioral program to improve blood pressure control: the HTN-IMPROVE study.” Implement Sci 8 (September 8, 2013): 106. https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-8-106.

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24010683
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Zullig, Leah L., George L. Jackson, Morris Weinberger, Dawn T. Provenzale, Bryce B. Reeve, and William Ruffin Carpenter. “Are there racial differences in colorectal cancer care timeliness among users of the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System?” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol. 31. AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Bryson, Chris L., David H. Au, Matthew L. Maciejewski, John D. Piette, Stephan D. Fihn, George L. Jackson, Mark Perkins, Edwin S. Wong, Elizabeth M. Yano, and Chuan-Fen Liu. “Wide clinic-level variation in adherence to oral diabetes medications in the VA.” J Gen Intern Med 28, no. 5 (May 2013): 698–705. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-012-2331-y.

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23371383
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Jackson, George L., David Edelman, Maren K. Olsen, Valerie A. Smith, and Matthew L. Maciejewski. “Benefits of participation in diabetes group visits after trial completion.” Jama Intern Med 173, no. 7 (April 8, 2013): 590–92. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2803.

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23478796
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