James Jackson, PsyD is the Assistant Director of The ICU Recovery Center at Vanderbilt University (one of the only clinics in the United States devoted to treating survivors of critical illness) and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine (Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care) at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He earned his PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology from Biola University in 2001, completed a psychology residency at the Vanderbilt/VA Psychology Consortium, and received specialized training in rehabilitation at the Oliver Zangwill Centre in the United Kingdom.
A licensed psychologist and active clinician, he is one of the world’s leading authorities on depression, PTSD, and cognitive functioning in survivors of critical illness. He is a leader in pioneering research, having authored over 90 scientific publications in scientific journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet, and has been interviewed for articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other prominent media venues. He is a popular and accomplished lecturer, and has spoken at academic meetings, major universities, and medical centers across 8 countries and 3 continents.