Andrea Jackson, MD

Dr. Jackson is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, and Chief of the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gynecologic Subspecialty Division in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Her clinical and research focus is on dismantling of racial/ethnic disparities in reproductive health through diversifying the healthcare workforce and education of medical students, residents and practicing physicians on how systemic racism contributes to healthcare inequality. She is Director of the UCSF Initiative for Black Women’s Health and Livelihood and of EMBRACE, an innovative group prenatal care program for Black Families at UCSF.

Dr. Jackson earned her B.S. in Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and received a medical degree from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her residency at Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, followed by a fellowship in Family Planning at UCSF. She also earned her Masters in clinical research at UCSF.


Areas of interest:

  • Racial equity and justice for Black people
  • Abortion & Contraception
  • Perinatal healthcare for Black birthing people
  • Promoting reproductive justice in family planning


Honors and awards:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Inductee - Chosen by the UCSF graduating AOA class of 2018
  • Bridges Curriculum – Foundations 1 and 2 Teaching Award - Best Lecture, "Race, Ethnicity and Health", 2017
  • Outstanding Faculty Award in Medical Student Teaching, 2015
  • UCSF award for Outstanding Fellow, 2013
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Midwifery Consultant Award, 2011
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Humanism Award, 2011
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital awards for Outstanding Teacher in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009 and 2010
  • Harvard Medical School Community Service Award, 2007


Education and training:

  • Harvard Medical School, Medical Doctorate
  • Brigham and Women’s Massachusetts General Hospital program, Residency
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellowship in Family Planning