Dr. Rosemary Akachukwu Jackson is a Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist at Harris Health System, a public healthcare system dedicated to improving the lives of the underserved, under/uninsured, and insured patients of Harris County. She also serves an adjunct professor at Texas Southern University’s College of Pharmacy. Dr. Jackson graduated from the University of Florida where she earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy. She furthered her education through the completion of a general practice pharmacy residency in 2012 and a geriatric specialty residency in 2013. She later obtained Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy. Dr. Jackson’s aspiration to use her training to serve those in need and to improve access to care for all is what attracted her to Harris Health System; a public health care system in which more than 50% of those served is uninsured. She is a strong believer in the power of education and continuously advocates for patient empowerment and preventative medicine.
In recognition of her commitment to providing exceptional patient care with a caring attitude, she was recognized as a Harris Health Hero. Dr. Jackson’s goal is to always be a community resource and partner with others to improve access to care, promote preventative medicine, and prevent negative outcomes associated with chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.
Dr. Jackson is also active in her local community through involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Alzheimer’s Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, and the Houston chapter of the University of Florida Alumni Association where she served as the President from 2015-2016. In addition, she is a photographer and enjoys traveling. Dr. Jackson has visited over 15 countries and her experiences, both local and abroad, have allowed her to witness the beauty of diversity. She is a lifelong learner and aspires to continue to expand her worldview.