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Jessica Reese

Assistant Professor of Research 

Jessica Reese, Ph. D.

Contact Information

Phone: (405) 271-2229, x46733 

Office: Hudson College of Public Health

801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 303 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104 



Dr. Jessica Reese is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Hudson College of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (OUHSC), with expertise in clinical research, epidemiologic methods, and data analysis. She has experience as a clinical trials coordinator performing clinical research on various hematology-related topics, including multi-center clinical trials funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). In addition to the NHLBI funded clinical trials, she has conducted research on several investigator- -initiated projects with a specific focus on hematology as it pertains to child and maternal health. Since joining the faculty, she has been conducting research with Strong Heart Study (SHS). The SHS is an NHLBI funded, multi-centered prospective cohort study of cardiovascular disease in American Indians. While working with the SHS coordinating center, she has been collaborating with other investigators, both internal and external, to perform data analysis and develop manuscripts related to the SHS, with a specific focus on cardiovascular health in adolescents and young adults. In addition, she serves on the SHS steering committee and as coordinator of the SHS publications and presentations (P&P) committee. She is also a member of the Oklahoma Public Health Association and the American Heart Association.



  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2016 
  • MS, Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2008 
  • BS, Zoology and Biomedical Sciences, University of Oklahoma, 2005 



  • Assistant Professor of Research in Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Hudson College of Public Health, OUHSC, 2019–present 
  • Senior Research Epidemiologist, Department of Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Hudson College of Public Health, Center for American Indian Health Research, OUHSC, 2019 
  • Clinical Trials Coordinator, Department of Hematology/Oncology, College of Medicine, OUHSC, 2009-2018 


  • BSE 5113 Principles of Epidemiology 
  • BSE 5153 Clinical Trials 
  • BSE 5363 Epidemiology & Prevention Chronic Disease 
  • BSE 6980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation 


Research Interests: 

  • Child and maternal health 
  • Pregnancy outcomes 
  • Health Disparities 
  • Platelet disorders: Gestational thrombocytopenia (GT), Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura-Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (TTP-HUS) 
  • Epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes 


Link to Dr. Reese's current publications

Select publications:

  1. Mitta, Alekhya; Curtis, Brian; Reese, Jessica; George, James. Drug-induced thrombocytopenia: 2019 Update of clinical and laboratory data. Am J Hematol. 2019;94(3):E76-E78. doi:10.1002/ajh.25379 
  1. Reese, Jessica; Peck, Jennifer; Yu, Zhongxin; Scordino, Teresa; Deschamps, David; McIntosh, Jennifer; Terrell, Deirdra; Vesely, Sara; George, James. Platelet sequestration and consumption in the placental intervillous space contribute to lower platelet counts during pregnancy. Am J Hematol. 2019;94(1):E8-E11. doi:10.1002/ajh.25321 
  1. Saleem, Rabia; Reese, Jessica; George, James. Drug-induced thrombotic microangiopathy: An updated systematic review, 2014-2018. Am J Hematol. 2018;93(9):E241-E243. doi:10.1002/ajh.25208 
  1. Reese, Jessica; Peck, Jennifer; Deschamps, David; McIntosh, Jennifer; Knudtson, Eric; Terrell, Deirdra; Vesely, Sara; George, James. Platelet Counts during Pregnancy. N Engl J Med. 2018;379(1):32-43. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1802897. 
  1. Reese, Jessica; Peck, Jennifer; McIntosh, Jennifer; Vesely, Sara; George, James. Platelet counts in women with normal pregnancies: A systematic review. Am J Hematol. 2017;92(11):1224-1232. doi: 10.1002/ajh.24829.