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, Suite 210, Duke Department of Population Health Sci, Durham, NC 27701
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

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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Jackson, George L., Leah L. Zullig, S Yousuf Zafar, Adam A. Powell, Diana L. Ordin, Ziad F. Gellad, David Abbott, James M. Schlosser, Janis Hersh, and Dawn Provenzale. “Using NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology to measure the quality of colorectal cancer care in the veterans health administration.” J Natl Compr Canc Netw 11, no. 4 (April 1, 2013): 431–41. https://doi.org/10.6004/jnccn.2013.0058.

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23584346
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Jackson, George L., Benjamin J. Powers, Ranee Chatterjee, Janet Prvu Bettger, Alex R. Kemper, Vic Hasselblad, Rowena J. Dolor, et al. “The patient centered medical home. A systematic review.” Ann Intern Med 158, no. 3 (February 5, 2013): 169–78. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-158-3-201302050-00579.

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24779044
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Phelan, Sean M., Joan M. Griffin, George L. Jackson, S Yousuf Zafar, Wendy Hellerstedt, Mandy Stahre, David Nelson, Leah L. Zullig, Diana J. Burgess, and Michelle van Ryn. “Stigma, perceived blame, self-blame, and depressive symptoms in men with colorectal cancer.” Psychooncology 22, no. 1 (January 2013): 65–73. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.2048.

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21954081
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Nieuwsma, Jason A., Jeffrey E. Rhodes, George L. Jackson, William C. Cantrell, Marian E. Lane, Mark J. Bates, Mark B. Dekraai, et al. “Chaplaincy and mental health in the department of Veterans affairs and department of defense.” J Health Care Chaplain 19, no. 1 (2013): 3–21. https://doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2013.775820.

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23551047
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Zullig, Leah L., William R. Carpenter, Dawn T. Provenzale, Morris Weinberger, Bryce B. Reeve, Christina D. Williams, and George L. Jackson. “The association of race with timeliness of care and survival among Veterans Affairs health care system patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer.” Cancer Manag Res 5 (2013): 157–63. https://doi.org/10.2147/CMAR.S46688.

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23900515
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Zullig, Leah L., William Ruffin Carpenter, David H. Abbott, Dawn T. Provenzale, Morris Weinberger, Bryce B. Reeve, and George L. Jackson. “Examining potential cancer care disparities in an equal access system: Quality of colorectal cancer care (CRC) in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system.” Journal of Clinical Oncology 30, no. 34 (December 1, 2012). https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2012.30.34_suppl.229.

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