Dr. James “Jim” Jackson is a renowned expert on long COVID and its effects on cognitive and mental health functioning. A licensed psychologist specializing in neuropsychology and cognitive rehabilitation, he completed his psychology residency at the Veterans Affairs/Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Consortium while also receiving post-doctoral training in cognitive rehabilitation at the Oliver Zangwill Center in Ely, England.
A leader in the investigation and treatment of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS), a condition that impacts up to a third of survivors of critical illness, Dr. Jackson is a research professor of medicine and psychiatry at Vanderbilt, where he is also the cofounder and director of behavioral health at the award-winning ICU Recovery Center. He also serves as the director of long-term outcomes at the Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS) Center, where he and his team created the first psychologist-led long COVID support groups in the United States early in the pandemic.

Dr. Jackson is the author of Clearing the Fog: From Surviving to Thriving with Long Covid- A Practical Guide; and more than 150 scientific papers in leading peer-reviewed biomedical journals. His research has been highlighted in The Atlantic, Newsweek, the New York Times, Scientific American, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Wired, as well as on CNN and PBS.