Mrs. Heather Jackson, MSN, APRN-BC

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Heather J. Jackson PhD, APRN, FNP-BC is a pain specialist nurse practitioner at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer where she also serves as the administrative director of advanced practice. Dr. Jackson’s research interests include the use of acupuncture to treat pain and relieve symptoms of withdrawal in the adult, pediatric, and neonatal populations. Within VUMC, Dr. Jackson serves on multiple committees and has conducted several research projects including the use of acupressure to improve symptoms of withdrawal in neonates, acupuncture to facilitate opioid weaning, and acupuncture for pain relief. Dr. Jackson is active in multiple national organizations and presents nationally on her research and specialty practice.