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

  • MPH, 1995
    Columbia University
  • MD, 1995
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • AB, 1991
    Harvard Radcliffe University


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Protecting Our Children

(2006) Children’s Check-Up

Public Tantrums 10 Tips for Bystanders

(2007) Children’s Check-Up.

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

Index of Suspicion Tin Ear Syndrome

(2007) Pediatrics in Review

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