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M. Christine Jackson, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Additional Title:

Medical Director, Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program, Mercy Medical Center


110 South Paca Street, Suite 600

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-8625

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 332-9806 (Mercy)

Education and Training

AA, Radiologic Technology                                                                            1967–1969

            Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, California

            Pre-Med                                                                                          1976

            Long Beach City College, Long Beach, California

            BS, Biology                                                                                      1976–1979

            University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

            MD                                                                                                  1978–1982

            University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California

            Thesis: Bone Densitometry

Postgraduate Education

            Surgical Residency                                                                              1982–1984

            York Hospital, 1001 S. George Street, York, PA 17405


            Diplomat, American Board of Emergency Medicine                           1992 to the present

            Diplomat, American College of Forensic Examiners                           1996 Life time member

            Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians                           1997 to present


I am a graduate of University of California, San Diego Medical School and  Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. I am an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. I have been the Medical Director of the Forensic Nurse Examiner Program at Mercy Medical Center since 1993. The sexual assault program services all victims of sexual assault in Baltimore City and surrounding areas. In 1994 I completed the SANE program training in Richmond, Virginia. I started the first SANE training program in the state of Maryland. I have also developed training programs for police, advocates, and States Attorney’s on sexual assault. I have obtained grant monies to do  training on sexual assault across the state of Maryland. I was part of the first committee that went to the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON) in 1998 requesting that Forensic Nursing in the state of Maryland be regulated by the MBON.  I was part of the committee that set up the regulations for Forensic Nurses in Maryland.  I have continued to be on the committee that updates  the nursing regulations over the years. I have written and published 2 books on Forensic Medicine in the Emergency Department and developed several training manuals for multidiscipline sexual assault training.  I have published several papers on research in the field of sexual assault. My present interest is in the use of an Alternate Light Source for detecting injuries not visible under normal light sources. I am part of the Baltimore City SART team, and from 2014-2016 I was on the Maryland State task force for improving coverage of forensic evidence examinations to victims of sexual assault.

Research/Clinical Keywords

sexual assault Use of the Alternate Light Source for victims of violence Forensic evidence gathering

Highlighted Publications


  1. Olshaker JS, Jackson MC, Smock WS (editors). Forensic Emergency Medicine. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, May 2001, 299 pp.
  2. Olshaker JS, JacksonMC, Smock WS (editors). Forensic Emergency Medicine. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, September 2006,  2nd edition. 305 pp.



1.      Read KM, Kufera JA, Jackson MC, Dischinger PC. Population-based study of police-reported sexual assault in Baltimore, Maryland. American Journal of Public Health, submitted December 2004.




  1. Jackson MC, Groleau G, Kimmel C, Teague H, Tso E. Documentation of pelvic examination findings in adult women with history of consensual sexual intercourse and without history of nonconsensual sexual intercourse [abstract]. Annals of Emergency Medicine 34[4, part 2]:S32, October 1999.
  2. Jackson MC, Groleau G, Kimmel C, Comparison of quality of medical documentation for findings related to sexual assault prior and post the development of a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Program [abstract]. Annals of Emergency Medicine 34[4, part 2]:S40, October 1999.




Jackson MC (editor). Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Training Manual. Prepared for each of the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Training Conferences presented between 1996 and 2004 (total of 22 manuals).


Research Interests

Sexual assault 

Awards and Affiliations

  1. Member of the Board of Nursing Committee to revise the curriculum for training programs for Forensic Nurse Examiners in the state of Maryland. September 2013 to September 2014.
  2. Jackson M.C., Forensic examination of the Suspect, Forensic Examiner Training Course, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. August 6, 2013, March 23, 2014, August 4, 2014, March 15, 2015,  August 24, 2015 and  March 11, 2016.
  3. Member of the Governors Planning Committee to Implement Improved Access to Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations in Maryland from September 2014 to the June 2016


Professional Memberships

American Medical Association                                                                        Since 1986

American College of Emergency Physicians                                                     Since 1987

Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland                                                    Since 1995

American College of Forensic Examiners                                                        Since 1996

The American Professional Society of the Abuse of Children                            Since 1996

International Association of Forensic Nurses                                                  Since 1996

Member of SART (Sexual Assault Response Team)  Baltimore City                   Since 1995


Grants and Contracts

Intermediate Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Training Program

Violence Against Women Act, Grant VAWA-2003-1144

Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention

Towson, Maryland                                                                  $23,115                     2003

VOCA Grant

For the SAFE Program at Mercy Medical Center                   $15,000/yr for 5 years ending 2011

                                                                                        Renewed 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Verizon Grant

For training Police officers across the state                         $100,000                         2016


Community Service

Member of SART (Sexual Assault Response Team)  Baltimore City           Since 1995

The Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner probram at Mercy Medical Center has an outreach program to immigrants who are victims of sexual violence and to victims caught up in the sex trafficing.

We also have an app that can be downloaded to any iPhone or Android phone called "bemoresafe" . The app is designed to help anyone that is a victim of sexual assault. It gives the individual a list of things they can do before they call the police. Tells them what to do if they do not want to call the police and it gives them a national number to call that will help them get in contact with the sexual assault center in their area and the advocacy group in their area.