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Chair Members Mary Anne Jackson, MD

Dr. Jackson is Associate Chair for Community and Regional Pediatric Collaborations, Chief of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Section at Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

As Associate Chair, Dr. Jackson developed and edits The Link, a publication for community and regional providers which identifies best clinical practices for common pediatric conditions and provides a monthly update on issues related to childhood immunization. She has worked to facilitate academic collaborations by which practitioners could participate in quality based research. In 2001, she received the Clinical Teacher Award in recognition of superior support and dedication to community pediatricians.

Dr. Jackson's research focuses on strategies to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired infection, treatment of antibiotic resistant infection and vaccine implementation and education. She is a co-investigator with Dr. Christopher Harrison, for the Vaccine Education and Treatment Unit, one of 8 such NIH sponsored units in the US. Current studies have evaluated the immunogenicity and efficacy of H1N1 influenza vaccine in children. Other key active studies involve evaluating the national impact of rotavirus vaccine and a second which examines the impact of a maternal decision to receive postpartum Tdap in predicting whether vaccine receipt in the infant will be complete. Along with her colleagues, Drs. Angela Myers and John Lantos, she has recently published research focusing on attitudes and beliefs related to healthcare worker influenza vaccine. In 2002 she participated in the US Senate hearing on vaccine shortages and in 2005, was the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Immunization Education and Advocacy from the Mid America Immunization Coalition.

She is a past chair of the American Board of Pediatrics' Subboard of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and currently serves as the subboard medical editor. She is a current member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, Secretary-treasurer of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS), a member of PIDS Training Programs Committee and the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Education committee. She has served on the editorial boards of Healthy Kids, Concise Reviews in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and is a current member of the editorial board of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. Since 2000, she has been a regular contributor to Pediatric News. She has authored over 100 peer reviewed publications and book chapters and is the co-editor of the 7th edition of the Appleton and Lange Question and Answer Pediatrics text. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a fellow in IDSA and the American Pediatric Society.


Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Current Appointments
Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

BA/MD University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO 1978

Residency and Fellowship
Residency, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH  
Fellowship, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX  

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics 1984, 2008
American Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 1994, 2001, 2008

Recent Publications
Burns J, Best BM, Mejias A, Mahony L, Fixler DE, Jafri HS, Melish ME, Jackson MA, Asmar BI, Lang DJ, Connor JD, Capparelli EV, Keen ML, Mamun K, Keenan GJ, Ramilo O. Infliximab Treatment of Intravenous Immunoglobulin-Resistant Kawasaki Disease. Journal Pediatrics. 153(6):833-838.e6, December 2008.
Wei JL, Bond J, Sykes KJ, Selvarangan R, Jackson MA. Treatment outcomes for nontuberculous mycobacterial cervicofacial lymphadenitis in children based on the type of surgical intervention. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 138(5):566-71, May 2008.
VandeVoorde R and Jackson MA. Urinary Tract Infections in Children. British Medical Journal Medical Group, 2009. Available online https://online.epocrates.com.

St. Peter SD, Tsao K, Spilde TL, Keckler SJ, Harrison C, Jackson MA, Shart SW, Andews WS, Rivard DC, Morello FP, Holcomb III GW, Ostlie DJ. Thoracoscopic decortication versus tube thoracostomy with fibrinolysis for empyema in children: a prospective, randomized trial. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2009; 44(1):106-111.

Douville LE, Myers A, Jackson MA, Lantos J. Health Care Worker Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Regarding Mandatory Influenza Vaccination. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med;164(1):1-5, January, 2010.

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