About Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson, PhD, is the founder and Executive Director of the Community Access, Recruitment, & Engagement (CARE) Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on midlife and late-life health disparities in clinical settings that affect Black populations.

Dr. Jackson also works as a cognitive neuroscientist, investigating the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), particularly in the absence of overt memory problems. He serves on Mass General’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and Mass General’s Cancer Center Equity Program, specializing in identifying and overcoming barriers to clinical research for people and communities of color. He has become a well-known Mass General representative to communities of color and dozens of affiliated organizations, particularly regarding clinical research. Dr. Jackson serves on the leadership team of several organizations focused on community health, as well as local, statewide and national advisory groups for research recruitment, Alzheimer’s disease and community engagement.

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