• 625 Citations
  • 14 h-Index

Research output per year

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Area of Expertise

Dr. Jones conducts biomedical and health disparity research to identify mechanisms of disease pathogenesis involved in cancer, infectious, and inflammatory diseases that disproportionately affect underrepresented minority populations. His research program has identified novel mechanisms through which neuroendocrine factors mediate host cellular immune and respiratory inflammatory responses against pneumococcal disease, asthma, and lung cancer, elucidated potential roles through which microbial species directly respond to corticotropin releasing hormone and other hormones to escape host defenses. His most recent research, defining use of “bacterio-mimetic” components for immune-based targeted nanoparticle cancer therapeutics forms the basis of this application.
Dr. Jones is a recipient of the UNTHSC Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award and National Role Model Award. He also serves as Director of the Center for Diversity and International Programs at UNTHSC. Dr. Jones believes strongly in promoting continuing education and professional development for postdoctoral fellows and early-stage faculty. As such, he has taken a keen interest in developing mentoring and professional development skills through active training within the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). As a certified master facilitator, Dr. Jones provides training in best mentoring and professional development practices across the country. Dr. Jones directs the NRMN Professional Development Program, NRMN STAR at UNTHSC, and is Principle Investigator of two summer undergraduate research training programs funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Education/Academic qualification

BS in Microbiology and Immunology, Louisiana State University

MS in Biological Science, Southern University Louisiana

PhD in Biomedical Science, UNT Health Science Center

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Research Output

  • 625 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 35 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate

Foreword: Training the next generation of health equity researchers: Exploring stem pathways and best practices

Jones, H. P., 1 Jan 2020, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 30, 1, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    The impact of grantsmanship self-efficacy on early stage investigators of the national research mentoring network steps toward academic research (NRMN STAR)

    Thorpe, R. J., Vishwanatha, J. K., Harwood, E. M., Krug, E. L., Unold, T., Boman, K. E. & Jones, H. P., 1 Jan 2020, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 30, 1, p. 75-82 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations
    Open Access
  • 3 Scopus citations

    Defining early life stress as a precursor for autoimmune disease

    Choe, J. Y., Nair, M., Basha, R., Kim, B. J. & Jones, H. P., 1 Jan 2019, In : Critical Reviews in Immunology. 39, 5, p. 329-342 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle