Andrea Jackson, MD, MAS

Professor and Department Chair
Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
+1 415 885-7788

Dr. Andrea Jackson is an obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in providing Black-identifying patients with reproductive health care that meets the needs of the whole person. She also specializes in complex contraception and abortion services, with a particular focus on caring for women who have chronic illnesses. She is chief of the obstetrics, gynecology and gynecologic subspeciality division at UCSF.

Jackson's research focuses on the reproductive health of Black women throughout their lives. She is co-director of the UCSF Black Women's Health and Livelihood Initiative and of EMBRACE, an innovative UCSF perinatal program for Black families that provides racially conscious prenatal and postpartum physical and mental health care.

Jackson earned a bachelor's degree in engineering at Cornell University before earning her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in complex family planning at UCSF. She also has a master of advanced study degree in clinical research from UCSF.


“An extra layer of pressure to be my best self”: Healthcare provider perspectives on how doulas foster accountability and bridge gaps in pregnancy-related care.

SSM - Qualitative Research in Health

Reiley Reed, Ashley Nguyen, Marna Armstead, Alli Cuentos, Marlee-I Mystic, Jennet Arcara, Andrea V. Jackson, Cassondra Marshall, Anu Manchikanti Gomez

Environmental justice: What's racism got to do with it?

International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Jackson AV

Black Women's Lived Experiences of Abortion.

Qualitative health research

Brown K, Plummer M, Bell A, Combs M, Gates-Burgess B, Mitchell A, Sparks M, McLemore MR, Jackson A

Clinicians' Perspectives on Racism and Black Women's Maternal Health.

Women's health reports (New Rochelle, N.Y.)

Chambers BD, Taylor B, Nelson T, Harrison J, Bell A, O'Leary A, Arega HA, Hashemi S, McKenzie-Sampson S, Scott KA, Raine-Bennett T, Jackson AV, Kuppermann M, McLemore MR

"My 9 to 5 Job Is Birth Work": A Case Study of Two Compensation Approaches for Community Doula Care.

International journal of environmental research and public health

Gomez AM, Arteaga S, Arcara J, Cuentos A, Armstead M, Mehra R, Logan RG, Jackson AV, Marshall CJ

"When I think of mental healthcare, I think of no care." Mental Health Services as a Vital Component of Prenatal Care for Black Women.

Maternal and child health journal

Kemet S, Yang Y, Nseyo O, Bell F, Gordon AY, Mays M, Fowler M, Jackson A

Occurrence of fatal police violence during pregnancy and hazard of preterm birth in California.

Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology

Goin DE, Gomez AM, Farkas K, Duarte C, Karasek D, Chambers BD, Jackson AV, Ahern J

Community-informed models of perinatal and reproductive health services provision: a justice-centered paradigm toward equity among Black birthing communities.

Seminars in perinatology

Zoë Julian, Diana Robles, Sara Whetstone, Jamila B. Perritt, Andrea V. Jackson, Rachel R. Hardeman, Karen A. Scott

Racial diversity in abortion education and intention to provide abortion in postresidency practice: data from the Ryan Program.

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology

Brown KS, Steinauer JE, Turk J, Landy U, Jackson AV

A framework to promote equity in clinical clerkships.

The clinical teacher

Lai CJ, Jackson AV, Wheeler M, Dhaliwal G, Ziv TA, Kryzhanovskaya I, Teherani A

Reproductive (In)justice - Two Patients with Avoidable Poor Reproductive Outcomes.

The New England journal of medicine

Knight KR, Duncan LG, Szilvasi M, Premkumar A, Matache M, Jackson A

In Reply.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Jackson AV, Premkumar A, Eichelberger KY, Whetstone S, Riley LE, Chescheir NC

In Reply.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Premkumar A, Nseyo O, Jackson AV

Abortion and contemporary hip-hop: a thematic analysis of lyrics from 1990-2015.


Premkumar A, Brown K, Mengesha B, Jackson AV

Reassessing Unintended Pregnancy: Toward a Patient-centered Approach to Family Planning.

Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America

Morse JE, Ramesh S, Jackson A

Connecting Police Violence With Reproductive Health.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Premkumar A, Nseyo O, Jackson AV

Racial and ethnic differences in women's preferences for features of contraceptive methods.


Jackson AV, Karasek D, Dehlendorf C, Foster DG

Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives for Incarcerated Women: Feasibility and Safety of On-Site Provision.

Perspectives on sexual and reproductive health

Sufrin C, Oxnard T, Goldenson J, Simonson K, Jackson A

Interest in and experience with IUD self-removal.


Foster DG, Grossman D, Turok DK, Peipert JF, Prine L, Schreiber CA, Jackson AV, Barar RE, Schwarz EB

Interest in and experience with IUC self-removal.


D. Foster, D. Grossman, D. Turok, J. Peipert, L. Prine, C.A. Schreiber, A. Jackson, R. Barar, E.B. Schwarz

Can women accurately assess the outcome of medical abortion based on symptoms alone?


Jackson AV, Dayananda I, Fortin JM, Fitzmaurice G, Goldberg AB