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Andrea Jackson, MD, Professor & Chair, UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Andrea Jackson is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Her clinical and research focus is on the dismantling of racial/ethnic disparities in reproductive health.  She is co-Founder and co-Director of both the UCSF Initiative for Black Women’s Health and Livelihood and of EMBRACE, an innovative group prenatal care program for Black Families at UCSF.

Dr. Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering at Cornell University before earning her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed by a fellowship in complex family planning at UCSF. She also has a master of advanced studies degree in clinical research from UCSF.

Dr. Jackson was the receipent of the UCSF Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Award and UCSF School of Medicine Award for “Best Lecture” for her talk “Race & Medicine.”  She is married to an avid birder, a mom to two brillant Black girls and enjoys yoga, running and reading fiction.