Nicholas Jackson

Principal Statistician, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research


Ph.D. Quantitative Psychology, USC, 2018
M.PH. Biostatistics, University of Arizona, 2009
B.S. Physiology, University of Arizona, 2005


Phone: (310) 267-5505


My research interests are in the intersection of statistics, behavior, and public health. I hold a Master's of Public Health in Biostatistics and a PhD in Quantitative Psychology. My statistical interests are in longitudinal design and related methodology; specifically accelerated longitudinal designs and their estimation using mixed models. I also have an interest in the principal set of methods used to analyze ‘big data’ (i.e. Statistical/Machine Learning) and how exploratory techniques reconcile with confirmatory hypothesis testing.



Google Scholar Profile

Selected Manuscripts

Bakir, M. & Jackson, N.J., Chang, E., …Tseng, C. & Cadeiras, M. (2018). Time Dependent Phenotyping and Outcomes Following Heart Transplantation: A Natural Translation Experimentation Approach. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Khoddam, R., Cho, J., Jackson, N.J., & Leventhal, A.M. (2018). Diminished Alternative Reinforcement as a Mechanism Linking Conduct Problems and Substance Use in Adolescence: A Longitudinal Examination. Addiction, 113(6), 1139-1148.

Kulkarni, D., Heath, J., Kosack, A., Jackson, N. J., & Crummey, A. (2018). An Educational Intervention to Improve Inpatient Documentation of High-risk Diagnoses by Pediatric Residents. Hospital Pediatrics, hpeds-2017.

Martins, B., Florjanczyk, J., Jackson, N., & Mather, M. (2018). Age Differences in Cognitive Effort of Emotion Regulation: Pupil Response Distinguishes Reappraisal and Distraction for Older but not Younger Adults. Psychology and Aging, 33(2), 338-349.

Alrezk, R., Jackson, N.J., Rezk, M.A., Elashoff, R.M, Weintraub, N., Elashoff, D.E., & Fonarow, G. (2017). The derivation and validation of a geriatric-sensitive perioperative cardiac risk index (GSCRI). Journal of the American Heart Association, 6(11), e006648

Iyengar, A., Hung, M.L., Asanad, K., Kwon, O.J., Jackson, N.J., Reemtsen, B.L., Federman, M.D., & Bniwale, R.M. (2017).  Association between hematologic and inflammatory markers and 31 thrombotic and hemorrhagic events in Berlin Heart Excor patients. Pediatric Cardiology, 38(4), 770-777.

Tuvblad, C., May, M., Jackson, N.J., Raine, A., & Baker, L.A. (2017). Heritability and longitudinal stability of planning and behavioral disinhibition based on The Porteus Maze Test. Behavior Genetics, 47(2), 164-174.

Chaudhary, N. S., Grandner, M. A., Jackson, N., & Chakravorty, S. (2016). Caffeine consumption, insomnia and sleep duration: Results from a nationally representative sample. Nutrition, 32(11), 1193-1199.

Jackson, N.J. & Isen, J. D.*, Khoddam, R., Irons, D., Tuvblad, C., Iacono, W. G, McGue, M., Raine, A., & Baker, L.A. (2016). Impact of adolescent marijuana use on intelligence: Results from two longitudinal twin studies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(5), E500-E508.

Kelesidis, T., Jackson, N., McComsey, G.A., Wang, X., Elashoff, D., Dube, M.P., Brown, T.T., Yang, O.O., Stein, J.H., & Currier, J.S. (2016). Oxidized lipoproteins are associated with markers of inflammation and immune activation in HIV-1 infection. AIDS, 30(17), 2625-2633.

Khoddam, R., Jackson, N.J., & Leventhal, A.M. (2016). Internalizing symptoms and conduct problems: Redundant, incremental, or interactive risk factors for adolescent substance use during the first year of high school. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 169, 48-55.

Pien, G.W., Keenan, B.T., Marcus, C.L., Staley, B., Ratcliffe, S.J., Jackson, N.J., Wieland, W., Sun, Y., & Schwab, R.J. (2016). An examination of methodological paradigms for calculating upper airway critical pressures during sleep. Sleep, 39(5), 977-987.

Rostami, B., Tian, J., Jackson, N., Karanjia, R., & Lu, K. (2016). High rate of rapid posterior capsular opacification in the first three months following femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Case Reports in Ophthalmology, 7(3), 213-217.

Grandner, M. A., Smith, T. E., Jackson, N., Jackson, T., Burgard, S., & Branas, C. (2015). Geographic distribution of insufficient sleep across the United States: a county-level hotspot analysis. Sleep Health1(3), 158-165.

Yee, K.M., Feener, E.P., Madigan, M., Jackson, N.J., Gao, B., Ross-Cisneros, F.N., Provis, J.M., Aiello, L.P., Sadun, & A.A., Sebag, J.  (2015). Proteomic analysis of the embryonic and young human vitreous. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 56(12), 7036-7042.