Barbara J. Jackson, PhD

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Munroe-Meyer Institute
985605 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-5605

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Dr. Jackson is the primary investigator for multiple federal, regional and state funded projects, including such projects that focus on: national literacy and parent education, newborn screening, mental health consultation in child care settings, school-based early childhood, and home visitation. These evaluation studies provided a diverse array of data that has been used to improve practices, as well as, opportunities for translational research. Dr. Jackson has worked in the field of early intervention for more than 40 years, specializing in working with infants with chronic illness and disabilities. At present, she directs a statewide clinical outcome project, Developmental TIPS (Tracking Infant Progress Statewide), which is a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit follow-up project. This project that was initiated in 2000 has provided a rich basis for translational research related to premature infants. Her clinical expertise is in assessments of young children, provision of evidenced-based interventions in home-based and hospital settings, family-centered practices, and supporting parent-child interactions.

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