Dr. Emily Jackson is a board-certified family physician with additional specialty training in Complex Family Planning and Public Health. She works at the interface of clinical medicine and public health practice, and has more than 13 years of experience using data to support clinicians, health facilities, and health systems to improve health outcomes for women through evidence-based, high quality reproductive care interventions.
Dr. Jackson has extensive experience in systematically reviewing and appraising clinical literature, creating evidence based clinical and public health guidelines, and adapting and effectively implementing global guidelines at the regional and local level. During her time as a medical officer in the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organization, Dr. Jackson contributed to the foundational global health guidelines Safe Abortion: Technical and Policy Guidance for Health Systems (2012), Clinical Practice Handbook for Safe Abortion (2014), Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 4th ed (2009), and Sexual and Reproductive Health Core Competencies in Primary Care (2011). As Senior Medical Advisor for Quality of Care at Ipas, a global nonprofit organization focused on expanding access to safe abortion, contraception and reproductive rights, Dr. Jackson maintained the organization’s evidence-based clinical guidance-The Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health-used in more than 30 countries to improve the quality of abortion and contraception care services. She has published numerous systematic reviews related to women’s health care.
Dr. Jackson has academic and practical expertise in curriculum development, clinical training, program planning and implementation, monitoring and supportive supervision, and using data to improve clinical quality. Her research experience includes qualitative, quantitative, programmatic, and implementation projects.
Dr. Jackson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Civilizations from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She completed a Family Medicine Residency at the Residency Program in Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, a Fellowship in Family Planning at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a Master of Public Health degree at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York. She is additionally certified in the American Medical Writers Association Essential Skills, and in Permaculture Design. Dr. Jackson currently works as an Independent Global Public Health Consultant and Medical Writer. In her free time she is building a permaculture homestead outside of San Diego, California.