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Staff Profile: Patricia Jones

Patricia Jones, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

Program Director

Division of Clinical Innovation

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

National Institutes of Health

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Biography

Patricia Jones joined NCATS as a program director in April 2016. She began her federal career with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2004 and has been with NIH since 2012. Jones has experience overseeing, conducting and evaluating prevention science programs, implementation science, and international and domestic clinical trials sites. She also has a strong background in clinical networks.

Jones has served as an associate editor for a clinical trials peer review journal and has taught psychology and research methods as a lecturer at Oglethorpe University. She is a behavioral scientist and holds a doctorate in public health in health promotion and health education with a concentration in psychology, health services research and epidemiology from Loma Linda University. Jones also holds an M.P.H. in behavioral sciences and health education from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently pursuing an M.S. in biotechnology with an emphasis in regulatory affairs as well as an M.B.A.

Research Topics

Jones’ areas of expertise include research translation models and processes, implementation and dissemination sciences, behavioral interventions, behavioral epidemiology and community engagement.

Selected Publications

  1. The efficacy of HIV/STI behavioral interventions for African American females in the United States: a meta-analysis.
  2. Lessons learned while preparing a tailored, self-help, technology-driven intervention for national dissemination.
  3. Lessons learned from field-testing a brief behavioral intervention package for African American women at risk for HIV/STDs.
  4. A comparison of the Interactive Systems Framework (ISF) for Dissemination and Implementation and the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention's Research-to-Practice model for behavioral interventions.
  5. Taxonomy for strengthening the identification of core elements for evidence-based behavioral interventions for HIV/AIDS prevention.