Dr. Jones’ research and publications focus on health disparities, prostate cancer, chronic illness, and decision-making. He has received funded research grants from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Cancer Society, and the American Nurses Foundation. Dr. Jones is currently an investigator on several grants, including Principal Investigator on an NIH/NINR-R01 grant that focuses on advanced prostate cancer and treatment decision-making.
Dr. Jones has held a number of leadership roles. He is a member of several boards, and a recipient of numerous honors, including being a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Nurse Faculty Scholar Alumnus, National Advisory Committee (NAC) member for the RWJF Clinical Scholars Program, NAC member for the AAN’s Institute for Nursing Leadership, Southern Nursing Research Society Researcher of the Year in Minority Health, and the National Black Nurses Association Institute of Excellence Scholar.
Dr. Jones earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Hampden-Sydney College and entered the University of Virginia as a second-degree student where he earned his BSN, MSN, a Post-Master's, and a PhD in nursing.