Prof. Brooks Jackson became the UI Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Carver College of Medicine in November 2017. As vice president for medical affairs, he is responsible for integrated planning and operations for the University of Iowa Health Care, which is comprised of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and UI Physicians, the state’s largest multi-speciality physician group practice. A powerful resource for Iowa, UI Health Care has a total impact of more than $4 billion on the state’s economy and is responsible for more than 33,000 jobs in the state.
Jackson is an internationally recognized AIDS researcher who is board-certified in pathology and transfusion medicine. He was the Principal Investigator of the National Institutes of Health-funded International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network, which conducted landmark clinical trials for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission and the treatment of pediatric HIV infection and complications.
These trials led to the prevention of HIV infection for hundreds of thousands of infants as well as improved treatments for children born with HIV worldwide.
Prior to leading UI Health Care, Jackson had served since 2014 as the vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school at the University of Minnesota. At the University of Minnesota, Prof. Brooks also served as Chair of the Health board of directors as well as the Physicians board.
From 2001 to 2014, Prof. Brooks was the chair of the Pathology department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds an MBA and MD from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and completed his residency in pathology at the University of Minnesota.