Akilah A. Jefferson, MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology at the UAMS College of Medicine. She is an asthma researcher in the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute. Dr. Jeffersons research is primarily focused on increasing understanding of asthma and asthma disparities through innovative investigation of individual and population level determinants of health.
Dr. Jefferson received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed Internal Medicine residency at the George Washington University Hospital, and Allergy and Immunology fellowship at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. She is also trained in health policy and bioethics, completing MSc in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy at Georgetown University and postdoctoral fellowship in Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology. She joined the UAMS and ACH faculty in 2020.