Beth A. Jones, PhD, MPH

Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Environment and Public Health; Neoplasms; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Health Status Disparities; Health Care

Research Organizations

Cancer Prevention and Control

Cancer Prevention and Control

School of Public Health

Research Summary

Dr. Jones is a cancer epidemiologist who works on health disparities. Her research is focused on racial/ethnic differences in the incidence, morbidity and mortality of cancer, particularly breast cancer. Using a multidisciplinary approach, she is evaluating the role(s) of tumor characteristics, selected genetic alterations and genetic polymorphisms, as well as social class, medical care, and psychosocial factors, in explaining the lower cancer survival of African Americans as compared with Whites. Additionally, she is researching the process of screening mammography and the racial/ethnic-specific factors that influence future screening and screening outcomes. Another area of her cancer prevention research includes a study of African American/White differences in the prevalence and correlates of high-risk breast density patterns.

Extensive Research Description

  • Cancer Screening Behavior in Hispanic/Latinas Living in the Northeast United States
  • Psychosocial Factors, Race, and Cancer Survival
  • Breast Cancer In Situ: Mammographic Risk Factors
  • Communicating with Low Health Literacy Patients about their Mammogram Result
  • Neighborhood and Mammography: A Multilevel approach to Cancer Screening Behavior

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Beth A. Jones, PhD, MPH
Lab Location
55 Church Street, Ste 8th
New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste 438

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034