Elizabeth Jackson, PhD, is a Research Scientist for the Research Section in the UW Department of Family Medicine. She has conducted health services and rural health research at the Department of Family Medicine since 2000. Recent projects have involved trends in cervical and breast cancer screening practices among women in rural and urban areas of the US, national rural prevalence and trends in smoking, estimating the effect of climate change on future heat-related mortality in Washington State, and examining associations between problem drinking and access to care among rural veterans. Her other research interests include organizational behavior, risk and technology. She also works as a research scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute, Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation. Dr. Jackson earned her PhD in Sociology at the University of Washington in 2010. Her dissertation explored the role of aircraft accidents in directing aviation policy and industry development within a highly interdependent system.