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James Jackson, PsyD

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Dr. James “Jim” Jackson is an internationally renowned expert on long Covid and its effects on cognitive and mental health functioning. A licensed psychologist specializing in neuropsychology and cognitive rehabilitation, he completed his psychology residency at the Veteran’s Affairs/Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Consortium while also receiving post-doctoral training in cognitive rehabilitation at the Oliver Zangwill Center in Ely, England. A pioneer in the investigation and treatment of Post–Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS),—a condition that impacts up to a third of survivors of critical illness—he is a research professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt, where he is also the co-founder and director of Behavioral Health at the award-winning ICU Recovery Center, one of the first comprehensive clinical resources devoted to diagnosing and treating survivors of both mild and critical illness, including those who survived Covid-19.

There, Dr. Jackson consults with patients and their families from around the world. Additionally, he serves as the director of Long-Term Outcomes at the Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS) Center, a consortium focused on advancing knowledge, education, and models of care for people affected by acute and longterm brain dysfunction following wide ranging illnesses (from mild to severe). He and his team created the first psychologist-led long Covid support groups in the United States early in the pandemic and continue to offer multiple groups every week.  He is the author of over 150 scientific papers in leading peer-reviewed biomedical journals and his research has been highlighted in the pages of The Atlantic, Newsweek, The New York Times, Scientific American, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Wired, as well as on CNN and PBS among dozens of others. Originally from Portage, Michigan, Dr. Jackson resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, three children, and their dogs, Olive, and Waffles.

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Girard TD, Self WH, Edwards KM, Grijalva CG, Zhu Y, Williams DJ, Jain S, Jackson JC. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jun;33(6):929-935. doi: 10.1007/s11606-017-4301-x. Epub 2018 Jan 26.

Marra A, Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Patel MB, Hughes CG, Jackson JC, Thompson JL, Chandrasekhar R, Ely EW, Brummel NE. Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep;46(9):1393-1401. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003218.

Wilson JE, Duggan MC, Chandrasekhar R, Brummel NE, Dittus RS, Ely EW, Patel MB, Jackson JC. Psychosomatics. 2019 Jul-Aug;60(4):376-384. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2018.09.004. Epub 2018 Sep 29.

Hayhurst CJ, Marra A, Han JH, Patel MB, Brummel NE, Thompson JL, Jackson JC, Chandrasekhar R, Ely EW, Pandharipande PP, Hughes CG. Crit Care Med. 2020 Jun;48(6):e480-e488. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004313.

Wilcox ME, McAndrews MP, Van J, Jackson JC, Pinto R, Black SE, Lim AS, Friedrich JO, Rubenfeld GD. Chest. 2021 Jan;159(1):366-381. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.07.036. Epub 2020 Jul 24.

Mikkelsen ME, Still M, Anderson BJ, Bienvenu OJ, Brodsky MB, Brummel N, Butcher B, Clay AS, Felt H, Ferrante LE, Haines KJ, Harhay MO, Hope AA, Hopkins RO, Hosey M, Hough CTL, Jackson JC, Johnson A, Khan B, Lone NI, MacTavish P, McPeake J, Montgomery-Yates A, Needham DM, Netzer G, Schorr C, Skidmore B, Stollings JL, Umberger R, Andrews A, Iwashyna TJ, Sevin CM. Crit Care Med. 2020 Nov;48(11):1670-1679. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004586.

Nordness MF, Bipin Patel M, Erickson CR, Kiehl A, Jackson JC, Raman R, Pandharipande PP, Ely EW, Wilson JE. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 Jan 1;90(1):79-86. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002955.

Brummel NE, Hughes CG, Thompson JL, Jackson JC, Pandharipande P, McNeil JB, Raman R, Orun OM, Ware LB, Bernard GR, Ely EW, Girard TD. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Mar 15;203(6):699-706. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201912-2449OC.

Karnatovskaia LV, Johnson MM, Varga K, Highfield JA, Wolfrom BD, Philbrick KL, Ely EW, Jackson JC, Gajic O, Ahmad SR, Niven AS. Mayo Clin Proc. 2020 Nov;95(11):2487-2498. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2020.08.028.

Williams Roberson S, Azeez NA, Taneja R, Pun BT, Pandharipande PP, Jackson JC, Ely EW. Clin EEG Neurosci. 2020 Dec 8:1550059420978009. doi: 10.1177/1550059420978009.

Rengel KF, Hayhurst CJ, Jackson JC, Boncyk CS, Patel MB, Brummel NE, Shi Y, Shotwell MS, Ely EW, Pandharipande PP, Hughes CG. Crit Care Med. 2021 May 1;49(5):e521-e532. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004920.

Boede M, Gensichen JS, Jackson JC, Eißler F, Lehmann T, Schulz S, Petersen JJ, Wolf FP, Dreischulte T, Schmidt KFR. Crit Care. 2021 Apr 29;25(1):161. doi: 10.1186/s13054-021-03577-7.

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