Meet Dr. Jackson
Functional Medicine Specialist in Wichita, KS
Jennifer Jackson, M.D., FACP is a Rose Hill native. After graduating with honors from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, she attended medical school and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
Dr. Jackson served as a traditional general internist in Pratt, Kansas, before relocating with her family to the Wichita area, where she joined the faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine at KU School of Medicine-Wichita. Along with teaching future generations of doctors for Kansas, she serves as the associate program director, chief hospitalist and founder of the functional medicine practice at KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
Inspired by the food movement, Jackson and her family started a farm based on rotational grazing practices and conservation techniques promoted by Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin and Wes Jackson at The Land Institute. This experience laid the foundation for exploring the functional medicine approach to chronic disease.
After a personal health experience of reversing her own autoimmune thyroid condition using nutritional changes, Dr. Jackson completed training with the Institute for Functional Medicine, learning from experts such as Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Terry Wahls.
Dr. Jackson is married to her high school sweetheart, Aaron Jackson, who is vice principal at Rose Hill High School. They have three children: Kyler, a KSU graduate attending KU Law School, studying environmental law and energy policies; Lauren, a KSU senior studying health and life sciences; and Brett, a Rose Hill Middle School student.