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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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Projects 2010 2023

Research Output 1998 2019

  • 554 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 30 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate

An Institutional Coordinated Plan for Effective Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity and Biomedical Workforce Diversity

Vishwanatha, J. K., Basha, R. M., Nair, M. & Jones, H., 1 Jan 2019, In : Ethnicity & disease. 29, p. 129-134 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Health
Aptitude
Translational Medical Research
Organized Financing
Self Efficacy

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., Manson, S., McGee, R., Smith, A., Steer, C. J., Vishwanatha, J. K., Weber-Main, A. M. & Okuyemi, K. S., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Self Efficacy
Organized Financing
Research Personnel
Research
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. & Vishwanatha, J. K., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Carcinogenesis. 17, 1, 17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Health
Neoplasms
Prostatic Neoplasms
Public Health
Minority Health

ImplementatIon of the StepS toward academIc reSearch (Star) fellowShIp program to promote UnderrepreSented mInorIty facUlty into health dISparIty reSearch

Vishwanatha, J. K., Vishwanatha & Jones, H., 1 Dec 2018, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 28, 1, p. 3-10 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Health
Research
Translational Medical Research
Insurance Benefits
Curriculum

Intersections between neuroimmune and microbiota

Ngo Ndjom, C. G., Gonzalez, X. F. & Jones, H., 1 Jan 2018, Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press Inc., p. 21-35 15 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 1781).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Microbiota
Psychoneuroimmunology
Endocrinology
Research
Immunity