Beth A. Jones, PhD, MPH

Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Prevention and Control

Cancer Prevention and Control

Office of Student Research

School of Public Health


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

PhD Yale University (1993)
MPH Yale School of Public Health (1986)

Honors & Recognition

  • Member, Board of DirectorsCommunity Health Action, Innovation and Networking, Inc. (CHAIN) (2008)

  • Co-Chair, Health Disparities Committee, CT Cancer Partnership (2006)

  • 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

  • Invited Testimony/Presenter President's Council on Cancer (2009)

  • 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)

  • Charter Memeber CT Multicultural Health Partnership, State of CT Dept of Public Health (2008)

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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