Beth A. Jones PhD, MPH

Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Biographical Info

Dr. Jones is a cancer epidemiologist whose work and teaching focus is on health disparities. Her research is focused on racial/ethnic differences in cancer screening and cancer outcomes. Current studies include predictors of mammography screening and other health behaviors, the impact of circular migration on cancer screening, and colorectal cancer screening in Hispanic/Latinas living in the Northeast, US. She serves as a consultant on a molecular profiling study of breast cancer diagnosed in women in central and South America. Using a multidisciplinary approach, she has evaluated the role(s) of tumor characteristics, selected genetic alterations and genetic polymorphisms, as well as social class, medical care, and psychosocial factors, in explaining differences cancer stage at diagnosis and survival between African Americans and Whites in breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer. Other work has identified important African American/White differences in mammography screening and screening outcomes.


Education & Training

M.P.H.
Yale School of Public Health (1986)
Ph.D.
Yale University (1993)

Honors & Recognition

  • Co-Chair, Health Disparities Committee, CT Cancer Partnership
    (2006)
  • Member, Board of Directors
    Community Health Action, Innovation and Networking, Inc. (CHAIN) (2008-present)
  • Co-Director, Office of the Elimination of Cancer Disparities, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center
    (2006)
  • State of Connecticut Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Cancer Research Award
    (2004)
  • American Cancer Society Travel Award
    (2002)

Professional Service

  • Charter Memeber, CT Multicultural Health Partnership, State of CT Dept of Public Health (2208)
  • Co-Director, Office of the Elimination of Cancer Disparities, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center (2006 - 2008)
  • Co-Chair, Health Disparities Committee, CT Cancer Partnership (2006 - 2008)
  • Invited Testimony/Presenter, President's Council on Cancer (01/01/2009)

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