Beth Jones, PhD, MPH

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

Research Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Obesity Research Working Group

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Epidemiologic Factors; Health Care; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Health Status Disparities; Healthcare Disparities; Minority Health; Neoplasms; Social Class; Social Determinants of Health; Socioeconomic Factors

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
  • Cancer Disparities
  • Mammography Screening in African American and White women
  • Racial / ethnic differences in tumor characteristics
  • Race Differences and Breast Density

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Breast Lifestyle, Exercise, and Nutrition Study Early after Diagnosis (LEANer)

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Contact Info

Beth Jones, PhD, MPH
Lab Location
Center for Cancer Prevention Research55 Church Street, Fl 8 Ste 801
New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
60 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Chronic Disease EpidemiologyCenter for Cancer Prevention Research
55 Church Street

New Haven, CT 06510