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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

PhD in Biomedical Science, UNT Health Science Center

MS in Biological Science, Southern University Louisiana

BS in Microbiology and Immunology, Louisiana State University

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Pneumococcal Infections Medicine & Life Sciences
Respiratory System Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2010 2024

Research Output 1998 2019

  • 592 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 32 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Translational Medical Research
Organized Financing
Self Efficacy

Diversity in the era of precision medicine - From bench to bedside implementation

Mamun, A., Nsiah, N. Y., Srinivasan, M., Chaturvedula, A., Basha, R., Cross, D., Jones, H. P., Nandy, K. & Vishwanatha, J. K., 1 Jan 2019, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 29, 3, p. 517-524 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Precision Medicine

Early career biomedical grantsmanship self-efficacy: validation of an abbreviated self-assessment tool

Harwood, E. M., Jones, A. R., Erickson, D., Buchwald, D., Johnson-Hemming, J., Jones, H. P., Manson, S., McGee, R., Smith, A., Steer, C. J., Vishwanatha, J. K., Weber-Main, A. M. & Okuyemi, K. S., Jun 2019, In : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1445, 1, p. 17-26 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Efficacy
Organized Financing
Research Personnel
Equipment and Supplies

Evidence-based approaches to reduce cancer health disparities: Discover, develop, deliver, and disseminate

Desai, P. P., Lampe, J. B., Bakre, S. A., Basha, R. M., Jones, H. P. & Vishwanatha, J. K., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Carcinogenesis. 17, 1, 17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Public Health
Minority Health
2 Citations (Scopus)
Translational Medical Research
Insurance Benefits