Tom Jackson, MD, Researcher

Dr. Tom Jackson is the principal investigator for the third project of UW-CTRI’s major transdisciplinary research grant, TTURC 2.  Through this project, “Pharmacotherapies: Effectiveness in Primary Care Systems,” Jackson and other researchers are:

·         Examining the effectiveness of cessation medications offered in real-world primary care settings.

·         Assessing patients’ willingness to participate in cessation treatment.

·         Evaluating treatment, recruitment and delivery strategies.

Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in zoology as well as his M.D. from the University of Wisconsin.  He completed residencies at Latter-Day Saints Hospital in Salt Lake City and UW Hospital.  He was chief resident at the V.A. Hospital in Madison and served on the board of directors for Aurora Health Care and Sinai Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee. In the mid '90s, he was the associate dean of the UW Milwaukee Clinical Campus. Dr Jackson has been a UW faculty member for more than 30 years, focusing on primary care, clinical care and medical education. He is currently an emeritus professor of medicine. He has collaborated on numerous research studies and more than 40 research publications.

Raised in Coleman, Wis., Tom now lives with his wife, Carolyn, in Nashotah, Wis. They have five adult children and five grandchildren. Tom currently volunteers as a clinician and is the President of the Board of Directors of the Bread of Healing Clinic, which provides free medical care to persons without health insurance.

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