Allison Jackson, MD Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Protection Center



Allison McCarley Jackson, MD, MPH, is the Division Chief of the Child and Adolescent Protection Center at Children’s National Health System. Additionally, she is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at George Washington University. Dr. Jackson specializes in providing direct medical care to abused and neglected children. Dr. Jackson advocates for individual children within human services, law enforcement, and other arenas of the metropolitan area, providing consultation to police, attorneys, social workers, and other healthcare professionals. Dr. Jackson is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the International Society of the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). She has been a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Abuse and Neglect, and is currently the Children’s National Team Supervisor for the District of Columbia’s Multidisciplinary Team on Child Abuse and Neglect. She regularly gives trainings and presentations on the subject of child maltreatment to organizations in the metropolitan area, including the Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Attorney’s Office.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1998
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1996
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MPH, 1995
    Columbia University
  • MD, 1995
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • AB, 1991
    Harvard Radcliffe University


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

7th Annual Childrens National Medical Center Research Day

(2007) Imaging Findings in Non-accidental Trauma

Index of Suspicion Tin Ear Syndrome

(2007) Pediatrics in Review

Let the Record Speak Medicolegal Documentation in Cases of Child Maltreatment

(2006) Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Masters of Pediatrics Leadership Conferences

(2007) Exploring Contemporary and Future Pediatrics

Pediatric Academic Societies 2006 Annual Meeting

(2006) Pediatric Medical-legal Documentation: The Pen is Mightier than the Word

Practical Considerations in the Evaluation and Management of Child Neglect

(2003) Clinics in Family Practice

Protecting Our Children

(2006) Children’s Check-Up

Public Tantrums 10 Tips for Bystanders

(2007) Children’s Check-Up.

Yohimbine Treatment of Sexual Side Effects Induced by Serotonin Reuptake Blockers

(1992) Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

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