Amanda Jackson
Medical Physics Graduate Program

Amanda Jackson, Student


  • Albany, Georgia


  • MS: Medical Physics; Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, GA
  • BS: Biomedical Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, GA

Amanda is an American Board of Radiology (ABR) certified therapeutic radiological physicist employed at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, where she leads the intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) program and the Quality Improvement and Safety Committee. She is responsible for all regular clinical duties, which include SBRTs, TBIs, TSEs, brachytherapy, Gammaknife, I-131, and more. After 15 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings, she is now pursuing a PhD to advance her career in a new direction.

As one of our professional PhD students, Amanda is researching how the total dose delivered in a radiation therapy treatment may vary with patient setup or anatomical changes. She is retrospectively analyzing patient treatment alignment images to evaluate how this data can be used to predict the most optimal time and way to adapt a patient’s treatment plan. Effective total dose will be determined and patient outcome results will be evaluated to determine if there is a correlation. 

Amanda’s interests outside of work and school are varied. She enjoys the arts and the outdoors, and is currently rehearsing for a musical theatre performance and training for the Bike MS. Amanda has studied many forms of dance, but especially loves and excels at tap dancing. Her sense of adventure takes her hiking, mountaineering, SCUBA diving, and more.