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Brian Jackson, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Pathology (Clinical)

Scholarly Emphasis: Health services research
Brian Jackson, M.D.

Contact Info

Email Address: brian.jackson (at)

Office Phone Number: (801) 583-2787 ext. 3191



  • Medical Director of Informatics, ARUP Laboratories

About Brian Jackson, M.D.

Dr. Jackson’s primary research is in health services related to laboratory diagnosis.  He has used retrospective data analysis to study utilization patterns in prostate cancer screening and inherited thrombophilia diagnosis and compared them to the patterns that would be expected under strict compliance with applicable clinical practice guidelines.  He has also studied the cost-effectiveness of various laboratory testing strategies, including pathogen detection in donated blood products and diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori.

A secondary area of focus is mathematical modeling as a mechanism to augment laboratory diagnosis.  His work has included simulation modeling of infectious disease transmission in order to estimate nosocomial transmission rates and develop optimal surveillance strategies.

Selected Publications

  • Jackson BR, Thomas A, Carroll KC, Adler FR, Samore MH. (2005). Use of strain typing data to estimate bacterial transmission rates in healthcare settings. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 26(7), 638-45.
  • Jackson BR, Roberts WL. (2005). Brief report: Free prostate-specific antigen test utilization. Consistency with guidelines. J Gen Intern Med, 20(9), 859-61.
  • Jackson BR, Holmes K, Phansalkar A, Rogers GM. (2008). Testing for hereditary thrombophilia: a retrospective analysis of testing referred to a national laboratory. BMC Clinical Pathology, 8,3.
  • Shirts BH, Gundlapalli AV, Jackson BR. (2009). Pilot study of Linking Web-Based Supplemental Interpretive Information to Laboratory Test Reports. Am J Clin Pathol, 132, 818-823.
  • Del Fiol G, Cimino JJ, Maviglia SM, Strasberg HR, Jackson BR, Hulse NC. (2010). A large-scale knowledge management method based on the analysis of the use of online knowledge resources. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 142-6.
  • Holmes KP, Fang JC, Jackson BR. (2010). Cost-effectiveness of six strategies for Helicobacter pylori diagnosis and mangement in uninvestigated dyspepsia assuming a high resource intensity practice pattern. PMC Health Serv Res, 10, 344.
  • Shirts BR, Jackson BR. (2010). Informatics methods for laboratory evaluation of HPV ordering patterns with an example from a nationwide samples in the United States, 2003-2009. J Pathol Inform, 1,26.
  • Shirts BH, Wilson AR, Jackson BR. (2011). Partitioning reference intervals by use of genetic information. (Clin Chem, 57(3), 475-81.
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Professional Education

  • 1990 - 1992 BA University of Utah (Mathematics)Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • 1992 - 1996 MD University of Utah School of Medicine (Medicine)Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1996 - 2000 RESIDENT Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Ctr.(Clinical Pathology)Lebanon,NH
  • 2002 - 2004 MASTERS University of Utah (Medical Informatics)Salt Lake City, UT,
  • 2002 - 2004 FELLOW University of Utah (Medical Informatics)Salt Lake City, UT