Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority: 2020 Annual Report

Douglass Jackson, DMD, MS, PhD

Strategic Advisor to Program Committee
Clinical Professor
UW Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry


Douglass Jackson is the Clinical Professor at the UW Department of Pediatric Dentistry since 2013. Understanding and eliminating health disparities has been an unwavering focus of Dr. Douglass Jackson’s work for well over twelve years.  While serving as the Director of the Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and before that as the Associate Dean for Educational Partnerships and Diversity at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Dr. Jackson’s work was, and continues to be focused on applying quality improvement strategies to identify and address factors that contribute to health disparities.  In addition to focusing on disparities in healthcare quality, he is also involved in work aimed at increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of the health profession’s workforce and advocating for workplace climates in healthcare organizations that value inclusion and cultural competency.  This work earned him the Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service Endowed Professorship while at the UW and the directorship of multiple groundbreaking programs sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Josiah Macy Foundation.

Dr. Jackson earned his dental degree and specialty training in anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh, his master’s degree in clinical research design and statistical analysis at the University of Michigan and his doctoral degree in oral biology with an emphasis in pharmacology and neuroscience at the University of Minnesota.

Mr. Jackson has served as a Strategic Advisor to the Planning Committee since 2015.



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