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Cherry Jackson

Unit: Pharmacy Practice
UAB Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology
933 19th Street South
CH19 Suite 308X
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0018
Phone: 205-975-8192
Fax: 205-975-3692

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S., Biology - Winthrop
  • B.S., Pharmacy - Medical University of South Carolina
  • Pharm.D. - Medical University of South Carolina, 1989

Dr. Jackson, Pharm.D., BCPP, FASHP, FCCP received a B.S. degree in biology from Winthrop University. At the Medical University of South Carolina, she completed a B.S. degree in Pharmacy, a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice.

She currently serves as Professor in the Harrison School of Pharmacy and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology and Clinical Specialist at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

She served as Professor and Assistant Dean at South University School of Pharmacy after a 12-year career at the Medical University of South Carolina. At the Medical University of South Carolina, she served as Director of Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residencies, Clinical Coordinator and Director of Pharmacy, as well as holding academic appointments in both the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine.

Board certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice, her primary area of interest and research is in schizophrenia, mood disorders, and adverse effects of psychotropics. She lectures and publishes extensively in psychiatry, and is a member of several editorial boards.

Jackson has held leadership positions with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, where she served as Chair of the Commission on Therapeutics, Chair of Program Committee, and two terms as Network Facilitator.  She served as ASHP Delegate, Legislative Chair and President of the Alabama Society of Health System Pharmacists.

She is also a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, where she served on the Council of Deans, and completed a Academic Research Program Fellowship. She was a Founder of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacy, where she served many roles and currently holds the office of Past President. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and a Fellow of the College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Practice Site

Dr. Jackson practices at the Community Psychiatry Program (CPP) at the University of Alabama - Birmingham, where she serves as a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology. She helps to manage the pharmacotherapy of individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) and has served as a preceptor to Auburn students at this site since 2012.

Last Updated: February 03, 2021