Sharon H. Jackson, M.D., F.A.A.P

Division of Intramural Research

Dr. Sharon H. Jackson joined NIMHD’s Division of Intramural Research in 2013 as an investigator. Dr. Jackson is an active NIH intramural physician-scientist and maintains clinical responsibilities at the NIH CC. She has senior level expertise in immunology, pediatrics and translational research.

In joining NIMHD, Dr. Jackson has leveraged her expertise in basic science and her clinical experience, to transition to population research that examines the influence of social, behavioral and environmental factors on clinical outcomes. Recognizing that the underlying cause(s) of metabolic diseases involve complex interactions beyond biochemistry, Dr. Jackson recently moved into a new area of investigation to understand the relationship between behavioral and environmental influences, and inflammatory mechanisms on metabolic diseases, such as diabetes.

A native of Harlem, New York, Dr. Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Williams College and an M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed pediatric residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, followed by subspecialty training in allergy and immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics.

Selected Publications

  • Rodriquez, E. J., Livaudais-Toman, J., Gregorich, S. E., Jackson, J. S., Napoles, A. M., & Perez-Stable, E. J. (2018). Relationships between allostatic load, unhealthy behaviors, and depressive disorder in U.S. adults, 2005-2012 NHANES. Prev Med, 110, 9-15.
  • Bellatorre, A., Jackson, S. H., & Choi, K. (2017). Development of the diabetes typology model for discerning Type 2 diabetes mellitus with national survey data. PLoS One, 12(3), e0173103.
  • Rockwood, N., Costa, D. L., Amaral, E. P., Du Bruyn, E., Kubler, A., Gil-Santana, L., Fukutani, K. F., Scanga, C. A., Flynn, J. L., Jackson, S. H., Wilkinson, K. A., Bishai, W. R., Sher, A., Wilkinson, R. J., & Andrade, B. B. (2017). Mycobacterium tuberculosis Induction of Heme Oxygenase-1 Expression Is Dependent on Oxidative Stress and Reflects Treatment Outcomes. Front Immunol, 8, 542.
  • Kwon, J., Wang, A., Burke, D. J., Boudreau, H. E., Lekstrom, K. J., Korzeniowska, A., Sugamata, R., Kim, Y. S., Yi, L., Ersoy, I., Jaeger, S., Palaniappan, K., Ambruso, D. R., Jackson, S. H., & Leto, T. L. (2016). Peroxiredoxin 6 (Prdx6) supports NADPH oxidase1 (Nox1)-based superoxide generation and cell migration. Free Radic Biol Med, 96, 99-115.
  • Singh, A., Blaskovic, D., Joo, J., Yang, Z., Jackson, S. H., Coleman, W. G., Jr., & Yan, M. (2016). Investigating the Role of Helicobacter pylori PriA Protein. Helicobacter, 21(4), 295-304.

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