Gretchen Purcell Jackson, MD, PhD, FACS, FACMI, FAMIA

2019 to 2021

IBM Watson Health &
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Gretchen Purcell Jackson is Vice President and Chief Science Officer at IBM Watson Health and an Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, and Biomedical Informatics at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is an internationally recognized informatician and accomplished clinical surgeon with over 25 years of contributions to informatics research, innovations in health information technologies, and surgical science. Dr. Jackson earned her Ph.D. in Medical Informatics at Stanford University, and she is board certified in general surgery, pediatric surgery, and clinical informatics. Dr. Jackson is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics and International Journal of Medical Informatics, and she is an associate editor of Applied Clinical Informatics and JAMIA Open. Her current research is focused on evaluating clinical decision support systems and empowering patients and families through health information technologies.