Barbara J. Jackson, Ph.D.

Barb Jackson, PhDEducation and Child Development
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-5450

Phone: 402-559-5765
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Professional Summary:

Barbara Jackson’s primary area of research during the past 15 years is the investigation of the short and long term developmental outcomes of infants with an NICU experience. She has multiple peer-reviewed publications related to young children’s literacy skills and the developmental outcomes for premature infants.

Jackson is the primary investigator and program evaluator for multiple regional and state-funded projects, including: mental health consultation family support projects; a Newborn Screening and Genetics Regional Collaborative; and statewide early childhood programs. In her role as an evaluation consultant, she has experience with a variety of assessment measures that can effectively measure early childhood environments and child and family outcomes. She serves as a national consultant on the Early Childhood Assistance (ECTA) Center, which supports states in their early childhood outcomes accountability process for the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs.

Jackson received her doctorate in psychology and cultural studies, with an emphasis in developmental psychology, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Education:

Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1996
M.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1978
B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1973

Courses Taught:

Medically Fragile Infant
Independent Research Study Projects

Research Interest and Projects:

Dr. Jackson’s primary area of research during the past 10 years is the investigation of the short and long term developmental outcomes of infants with an NICU experience. She has multiple peer-reviewed publications related to young children’s literacy skills and the developmental outcomes for premature infants.

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