While in California he helped establish the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program and state and national laws to reduce risks from pesticides, especially to farm workers and to children. While at CDC he established the national asthma epidemiology and control program, oversaw the childhood lead poisoning prevention program, and instituted the federal effort to biomonitor chemical levels in the US population. In the late 1990s he was the CDC leader in establishing the US National Pharmaceutical Stockpile to prepare for terrorism and other disasterswhich was activated on September 11, 2001. He has received the Breast Cancer Funds Hero Award, as well as Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Public Health Law Association, and the New Partners for Smart Growth. Dick Jackson lectures and speaks on many issues, particularly those related to built environment and health. He co-authored two Island Press Books: Urban Sprawl and Public Health in 2004 and Making Healthy Places published in August, 2011. He will host a 2012 public television special Designing Healthy Communities which links to a separate book by the same name published by J Wiley & Sons in October, 2011. He has served on many environmental and health boards, as well as the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects. He was the 2005 UCLA SPH commencement speaker: http://www.ph.ucla.edu/staging/finalsite/students_keynote.html
Jackson, Richard J Designing Healthy Communities-4 part series PBS Broadcast Listings: , ; .
Jackson, Richard J America's Health Threat: Poor Urban Design Article in Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012; .
Jackson, Richard J Designing Healthy Communities: NewPublicHealth Q&A with Richard Jackson Jan 27, 2012 , 2012; .
Rahman T,Cushing RA, Jackson RJ Contributions of built environment to childhood obesity The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York, 2011; 78(1): 49-57.
Jackson, Richard J Creating Healthy Spaces talk on September 27, 2011 , 2011; .
Richard J Jackson MD MPH with Stacy Sinclair Designing Healthy Communities, , 2011; Companion Book to Public Broadcast series(ISBN 978-1-118-03366-1): 230 pages.
Jackson RJ, Malloy TF Environmental public health law: three pillars The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 2011; 39 Suppl 1: 34-6.
Andrew Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin, and Richard J. Jackson Making Healthy Places: A Built Environment for Health, Well Being and Sustainability Making Healthy Places: A Built Environment for Health, Well Being and Sustainability , 2011; ISBN-13:978-1-59726-726-7(Book): 417 pages.
Botchwey ND, Hobson SE, Dannenberg AL, Mumford KG, Contant CK, McMillan TE, Jackson RJ, Lopez R, Winkle C A model curriculum for a course on the built environment and public health: training for an interdisciplinary workforce American journal of preventive medicine, 2009; 36(2 Suppl): S63-71.
Jackson Richard J, Minjares Ray, Naumoff Kyra S, Shrimali Bina Patel, Martin Lisa K Agriculture Policy Is Health Policy Journal of hunger & environmental nutrition, 2009; 4(3-4): 393-408.
Jackson RJ, Tester J Environment shapes health, including children's mental health Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2008; 47(2): 129-31.
Jackson Richard J Environment meets health, again Science (New York, N.Y.), 2007; 315(5817): 1337.
Jackson RJ Commentary on active living research American journal of preventive medicine, 2005; 28(2 Suppl 2): 218-9.
Dannenberg AL, Jackson RJ, Frumkin H, Schieber RA, Pratt M, Kochtitzky C, Tilson HH The impact of community design and land-use choices on public health: a scientific research agenda American journal of public health, 2003; 93(9): 1500-8.
Jackson RJ The impact of the built environment on health: an emerging field American journal of public health, 2003; 93(9): 1382-4.
Jackson RJ, DeLozier DM, Gerasimov G, Borisova O, Garbe PL, Goultchenko L, Shakarishvili G, Hollowell JG, Miller DT Chernobyl and iodine deficiency in the Russian Federation: an environmental disaster leading to a public health opportunity Journal of public health policy, 2002; 23(4): 453-70.
Grosse SD, Matte TD, Schwartz J, Jackson RJ Economic gains resulting from the reduction in children's exposure to lead in the United States Environmental health perspectives, 2002; 110(6): 563-9.
Cummins SK, Jackson RJ The built environment and children's health Pediatric clinics of North America, 2001; 48(5): 1241-52, x.
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