Heather Jackson PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Heather Jackson is a pain specialist nurse practitioner at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, where she also serves as the administrative director of advanced practice. Dr. Jackson’s research interests include the use of acupuncture to treat pain and relieve symptoms of withdrawal in the adult, pediatric, and neonatal populations. Within Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Jackson serves on multiple committees and has conducted several research projects including the use of acupressure to improve symptoms of withdrawal in neonates, acupuncture to facilitate opioid weaning, and acupuncture for pain relief.