Cynthia Jackson, D.O., is vice president and head of the Pediatric Center of Excellence. In that role, she leads strategy and consulting around all aspects of pediatric clinical development. She also serves as a consulting assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Duke University.
Throughout her career, Dr. Jackson has served as a medical advisor for clinical trials in therapeutic areas related to pediatric patients, including asthma, allergies, migraines, nutrition and vaccines. In addition, Dr. Jackson has experience with infectious diseases indications such as antivirals, anti-HIV compounds, tuberculosis, vaccines, antifungals and antibacterials.
Prior to joining Quintiles, Dr. Jackson was the chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois. As a clinical investigator, she has worked on antiretroviral, antifungal, antiviral and vaccine studies.
Dr. Jackson earned a doctorate from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed pediatric residency at Western Reserve Care System in Ohio and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Duke University, as well as a research fellowship in retrovirology at Glaxo Wellcome.