Beth Jones, PhD, MPH

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

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Beth Jones, PhD, MPH

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Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology

    Center for Cancer Prevention Research, 55 Church Street

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States

Beth Jones
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Biography

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. 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, Epidemiology (1993)
  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health, Epi / Health Services (1986)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Member, Board of DirectorsCommunity Health Action, Innovation and Networking, Inc. (CHAIN)2008
Co-Chair, Health Disparities Committee, CT Cancer Partnership2006
Co-Director, Office of the Elimination of Cancer Disparities, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center2006
State of Connecticut Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Cancer Research Award2004
American Cancer Society Travel Award2002

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
President's Council on CancerPresenter/Speaker2009 - Present
CT Multicultural Health Partnership, State of CT Dept of Public HealthMember2008 - Present
Office of the Elimination of Cancer Disparities, Yale Comprehensive Cancer CenterDirector2006 - 2008
Health Disparities Committee, CT Cancer PartnershipChairperson2006 - 2008

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