Dr. Douglass Jackson, associate professor of oral medicine, has been appointed to the new position of assistant dean for educational partnerships in the School of Dentistry.
The position was established with support from a Washington Dental Service gift to the School of Dentistry, creating the Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service Endowed Professorship. The position will make possible new programs in research and education, with the long-term goal of eliminating oral health disparities in the Pacific Northwest.
Jackson is also director of the UW’s Community-Based Dental Education Program, Pipeline, Profession & Practice. He holds adjunct appointments in oral biology, pediatric dentistry and dental public health sciences.
He earned his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in oral biology from the University of Minnesota.