Jones is assistant dean for health affairs at the School of Social Work and co-director of the Institute for Collaborative Health Research and Practice. She holds a courtesy appointment with the Center for Women and Gender Studies, is clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics at University of Texas Galveston Medical School, collaborating faculty member at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, and research consultant at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
Jones’ research focuses on improving care for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and their families. She teaches courses across the curriculum on topics such as grief and loss, social work in health care, psychosocial oncology and interprofessional education (IPE).
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