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Dr. Kia M. Jones is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University under the supervision of Dr. Christina Economos. Dr. Jones has expertise in public health epidemiology that includes identifying and evaluating those scientifically proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions and prevention strategies to be implemented as part of a high-impact prevention approach for maximal impact on cardiovascular health in underrepresented populations. Dr. Jones is committed to developing multidisciplinary and collaborative strategies for solving health-related problems and increase emphasis on disease prevention and wellness promotion.
At Tufts University, she works with the Delta GREENS FIM Intervention (multilevel community engaged intervention) project team, which aims to build a sustainable and equitable food economy with food is medicine (FIM) offerings in the Mississippi Delta to improve minority health and reduce disparities.
Dr. Jones earned her Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health at Jackson State University, Master of Science in Biology, BS in Biology, and a Master of Public Administration at Belhaven University. Prior to being hired to Tufts University, Dr. Jones was a Clinical Research Director at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
DrPH, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Jackson State University