Jones currently manages the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Center for Diversity and Health Equity (CDHE). In this role, she guides the strategic priority of the AAFP’s Board of Directors towards a leadership role in addressing diversity and social determinants of health as they impact individuals, families and communities across the lifespan and to strive for health equity. The AAFP’s CDHE focuses its efforts in four key areas; workforce development, advocacy, multisector collaborations and research.
Jones’ prior roles include; Director of Maternal Child Health for March of Dimes Kansas and Fellow with the Army Public Health Center at Fort Leavenworth KS advising the Senior Commander of the Combined Arms Center.
Jones earned a Masters of Public Health at the University of West Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is currently currently a doctoral student at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Health Policy and Management, with an interest in Maternal Child Health. Her research areas include; racial/ethnic disparities, infant and maternal mortality, contraceptive access and quality of prenatal care.