Meet Dr. Christophe Jackson
Dr. Christophe Jackson, PhD., DMA, MSPAS, PA-C, is a New Orleans native having received his doctorates in Biology, Mechanical Engineering, and Piano Performance in 2012 and a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2018 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After doctoral studies, Dr. Jackson went on to receive postdoctoral training in Neuroscience and Music at Tulane University. Clinically, Dr. Jackson has worked as an ortho surgery, neurosurgical, and trauma surgery physician assistant at a Level 1 trauma center in brain and spine at Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Jackson utilizes his extensive expertise and experience within the sciences, engineering, design, and clinical training to bridge the gaps between access to healthcare, the development of new technologies, and advancing research. Dr. Jackson has also worked with the National Certification Commission of Physician Assistants to continue to raise and advance the professional standards of his profession. Dr. Jackson has worked and consulted with several top medical tech companies. However, outside of medicine, Dr. Jackson is a “musician at heart” having performed professionally as a classical and jazz pianist, keeping true to his New Orleans roots, in noted music venues throughout the country and overseas.
Additionally, Dr. Christophe Jackson is also a research associate professor both at Oxley College of Health Sciences of Neurosciences and the School of Music. Jackson is looking forward to helping faculty and graduate students across the university to build interdisciplinary research offerings at the intersections of the arts, neuroscience, culture, health, and technology. Jackson's ultimate goal is to rethink and re-design access to health care through engagement, specificity, and security utilizing expertise from UX/UI design and neuroscience, urology in an emerging Web 3.0 environment. Jackson brings to this work an array of academic and professional accomplishments, including earned doctorates in biology, mechanical engineering, and piano performance, a master’s in physician assistant studies, and postdoctoral training in neuroscience and music. Calling himself a “musician at heart,” Jackson stays true to his New Orleans roots by performing professionally as a classical and jazz pianist.