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Christine Jackson

Public Health Analyst

Christine Jackson, PhD, has more than 20 years of professional experience in community-based health promotion research and evaluation projects. Dr. Jackson's research interests include developing and evaluating parenting strategies for preventing child health risk outcomes, effects of child and adolescent media use practices on health risk outcomes, and application of health communication theory to improve the effectiveness of health promotion interventions. Her research in home-based interventions includes studies on tobacco and alcohol use, obesity, and family mass media practices. She has been principal investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health, including grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. Jackson's research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Tobacco Control, and Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.


PhD, School of Social Ecology, University of California at Irvine; MA, School of Social Ecology, University of California at Irvine; BA, Psychology, San Diego State University.

Latest Publications

Domino, M.E., Jackson, C., Beadles, C.A., Beadles, C.A., Lichstein, J.C., Lichstein, J.C., et al. (2015). Do primary care medical homes facilitate care transitions after psychiatric discharge for patients with multiple chronic conditions?. General Hospital Psychiatry, .
Jackson, C., Hayes, K.A., & Dickinson, D.M. (2015). Engaging Parents Who Quit Smoking in Antismoking Socialization of Children: A Novel Approach to Relapse Prevention. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Advance Online Publication .
Hiemstra, M., Ringlever, L., Otten, R., van Schayck, O.C., Jackson, C., & Engels, R.C. (2014). Long-term effects of a home-based smoking prevention program on smoking initiation: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Preventive Medicine, 60 :65-70.
Jackson, C., Ennett, S.T., Dickinson, D.M., & Bowling, J.M. (2013). Attributes that Differentiate Children Who Sip Alcohol from Abstinent Peers. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42 (11):1687-1695.
Ennett, S.T., Jackson, C., Bowling, M., & Dickinson, D.M. (2013). Parental Socialization and Children's Susceptibility to Alcohol Use Initiation. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74 (5):694-702.
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  • Family Intervention and Child Health
  • Home-Based Prevention Research
  • Community-Based Research
  • Health Communication