Philosophy of Care

I have been an athlete all my life and have continued to grow my interests in both sports medicine and injury prevention over the years. During my training, here at Boston Children’s Hospital, I have developed a new interest in diagnostic musculoskeletal and sports ultrasound as well as ultrasound-guided injections and cutting edge procedures, including regenerative medicine. I hope to combine these interests to help care for the whole athlete both before and after they sustain injuries and help to support their goals and improve their performance.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I completed my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Commonwealth College in Amherst, where I was a member of the Division I Tennis Team. I then went on to complete my medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. While in medical school I completed my certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). I then went on to complete my Pediatrics residency at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. After residency, I embarked in my sports medicine training at Boston Children’s Hospital where I completed both a Pediatric Sports Medicine and Sports Ultrasound Fellowship.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Harris AD, Sbarra AN, Leekha S, Jackson SS, Johnson JK, Pineles L, Thom KA. Electronically Available Comorbid Conditions for Risk Prediction of Healthcare-Associated Clostridium difficile Infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Mar; 39(3):297-301. View abstract
  2. Sbarra AN, Harris AD, Johnson JK, Madger LS, O'Hara LM, Jackson SS, Thom KA. Guidance on Frequency and Location of Environmental Sampling for Acinetobacter baumannii. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Mar; 39(3):339-342. View abstract
  3. Jackson SS, Leekha S, Magder LS, Pineles L, Anderson DJ, Trick WE, Woeltje KF, Kaye KS, Lowe TJ, Harris AD. Electronically Available Comorbidities Should Be Used in Surgical Site Infection Risk Adjustment. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Sep 01; 65(5):803-810. View abstract
  4. Jackson SS, Leekha S, Magder LS, Pineles L, Anderson DJ, Trick WE, Woeltje KF, Kaye KS, Stafford K, Thom K, Lowe TJ, Harris AD. The Effect of Adding Comorbidities to Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Central-Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Risk-Adjustment Methodology. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 09; 38(9):1019-1024. View abstract
  5. Thom KA, Rock C, Jackson SS, Johnson JK, Srinivasan A, Magder LS, Roghmann MC, Bonomo RA, Harris AD. Factors Leading to Transmission Risk of Acinetobacter baumannii. Crit Care Med. 2017 Jul; 45(7):e633-e639. View abstract
  6. O'Hara LM, Masnick M, Leekha S, Jackson SS, Blanco N, Harris AD. Indirect Versus Direct Standardization Methods for Reporting Healthcare-Associated Infections: An Analysis of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Maryland. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 08; 38(8):989-992. View abstract
  7. Jackson SS, Leekha S, Pineles L, Magder LS, Thom KA, Wang Y, Harris AD. Improving Risk Adjustment Above Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Methodology Using Electronically Available Comorbid Conditions. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 10; 37(10):1173-8. View abstract
  8. Jackson SS, Sugimoto D, Howell DR, Meehan WP, Stracciolini A. Effects of Sports Specialization on the Rates of Iliotibial Band Syndrome in Pediatric Athletes: 1853 Board #5 June 2, 2: 00 PM - 3: 30 PM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):508. View abstract
  9. Jackson SS, Sugimoto D, Howell DR, Meehan WP, Stracciolini A. Effects of Sports Specialization on the Rates of Iliotibial Band Syndrome in Pediatric Athletes: 2350 Board #4. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):654. View abstract
  10. Jackson SS, St George DM, Loffredo CA, Amr S. Nonoccupational exposure to agricultural work and risk of urinary bladder cancer among Egyptian women. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2017 May 04; 72(3):166-172. View abstract
  11. Harris AD, Jackson SS, Robinson G, Pineles L, Leekha S, Thom KA, Wang Y, Doll M, Pettigrew MM, Johnson JK. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Colonization in the Intensive Care Unit: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Clinical Outcomes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 May; 37(5):544-8. View abstract
  12. Jackson SS, Chen WH. Evidence for CVD 103-HgR as an effective single-dose oral cholera vaccine. Future Microbiol. 2015; 10(8):1271-81. View abstract
  13. Jackson SS, O'Brien MJ. Case report: upper extremity deep venous thrombosis in a 19-year-old baseball player. Phys Sportsmed. 2014 May; 42(2):163-7. View abstract
  14. Nover C, Jackson SS. Primary care-based educational interventions to decrease risk factors for metabolic syndrome for adults with major psychotic and/or affective disorders: a systematic review. Syst Rev. 2013 Dec 27; 2:116. View abstract