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Vanya C. Jones, PhD

Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Health, Behavior and Society

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 544
Baltimore , Maryland   21205
US        

410-502-9932
410-955-7241

Education

PhD , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2006
MPH , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , 2000

Overview

My research objectives are to 1) explore psychosocial and environmental factors for both unintentional and intentional injury outcomes for vulnerable populations including children, adolescents and older adults and 2) develop and evaluate theory based interventions that utilize psychosocial and environmental factors to reduce the burden of injury on high risk populations. 

early adolescence, youth fighting, health behavior, urban youth, persistently dangerous, mentoring, parents, school health

  • Johnson, S & Jones, V (2010)Adolescent development and risk of injury: Using developmental science to improve interventions, Injury Prevention (In Press)

    Jones, V, Bradshaw, C, Haynie, D, Simons-Morton, B, Gielen AC, Cheng, T, (2009) A Glimpse into Urban Middle Schools on Probation for “Persistently Dangerous” Status: Identifying Malleable Predictors Associated with Fighting, Journal of School Violence, 8(4) 284-300.