Kelly K. Jones, Ph.D., RN

Dr. Kelly K. Jones

Geospatial Health Data Analyst, Neighborhoods and Health Lab
Division of Intramural Research

Dr. Kelly K. Jones is a Geospatial Health Data Analyst in the Neighborhoods and Health Lab, run by Dr. Shannon Zenk. Dr. Jones’ research focuses on measurement of environmental exposure and health behaviors, with a focus on spatiotemporal variability and modifiable built environment characteristics. Prior to coming to NIMHD, Dr. Jones completed a postdoctoral fellowship jointly at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (University of Maryland College Park) in Annapolis, Maryland, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., during which she studied neighborhood disparities in respiratory health outcomes.

Dr. Jones has a Ph.D. in nursing science from the University of Illinois Chicago. She additionally holds a B.S. in nursing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a B.S. in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Selected Publications

Jones, K.K., Anderko, L,. Davies-Cole, J. (2020). Neighborhood environment and asthma exacerbation in Washington, DC. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 38(1), 53-72.

Zenk, S.N., Matthews, S.A., Kraft, A.N., Jones, K.K.. (2018). How many days of global positioning system (GPS) monitoring do you need to measure activity space environments in health research? Health & Place, 51, 52-60.

Jones, K.K., Zenk, S.N., Tarlov, E., Powell, L.M., Matthews, S.A., Horoi, I. (2017). A step-by-step approach to improve data quality when using commercial business lists to characterize retail food environments. BMC Research Notes, 10(1), 1-12.

Tarlov, E., Zenk, S.N., Matthews, S.A., Powell, L.M., Jones, K.K., Slater, S., Wing, C. (2017). Neighborhood resources to support healthy diets and physical activity among US military veterans. Preventing Chronic Disease, 14, E111.

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