Shawanna Jackson, MBA, MHA, serves as the Scientific Center Administrative Director for the MedStar Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Research Network. In this role, she works with medical director and executive leadership to develop a creative services and business model that fosters and enhance industry collaborations, along with developing strategies for diversify the portfolio of funding for the research network. She supports the pre- and post-award process for investigators within the network, along with managing the financial and quality aspects of the research projects.
Prior to joining MedStar Health, Ms. Jackson has over 15 years of experience in healthcare administration and research operations, in both community and academic hospitals. She is passionate about healthcare advocacy, diversity in clinical research, health equity and patient centered outcomes research. She has served as an invited abstract and merit reviewer for PCORI, invited patient reviewer for BMJ, serves as a PCORI Ambassador and is the Director of Programming for the Maryland Chapter of Healthcare Executives.