Beth Anne Jones, PhD, MPH

Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Assistant Director for Diversity and Health Equity, Yale Cancer Center ; Cancer Screening Program Director, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control

Cancer Prevention and Control

Faculty Research


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 work has focused on the Hispanic/Latino population with studies of predictors of mammography screening and other health behaviors, breast density, and colorectal cancer screening in Hispanic/Latinas living in the Northeast, US. She has also recently collaborated with an international team of scientists on an epidemiological and 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)

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

  • 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)

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Contact Info

Beth Anne Jones, PhD, MPH
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste 438

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Center for Cancer Prevention Research
55 Church Street

New Haven, CT 06510