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Rena Jones, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor Adjunct; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

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Rena Jones, PhD, MS



Dr. Rena Jones’ research focuses on the application of GIS and novel methodological approaches to assess environmental exposures, especially air and water pollutants, and epidemiologic studies to investigate the health impacts of these exposures. Her interdisciplinary research has explored spatial variability in exposure-disease relationships and examined the consequences of spatial error and other sources of exposure misclassification on epidemiologic inference. She currently works on characterizing long-term exposure to numerous environmental factors and identifying and clarifying how these exposures may cause cancer.

Dr. Jones received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in epidemiology from the University at Albany (State University of New York) School of Public Health. She completed her postdoctoral training in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    SUNY Albany, Epidemiology (2012)
  • MS
    SUNY Albany, Epidemiology (2006)

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