MPH, Johns Hopkins University, 1977
RN, Columbia University, 1962
Professor Bone’s research, service, and education interests include community-based participatory research, community-academic practice partnerships, intervention, evaluation, and sustainability strategies that incorporate multi-disciplinary collaborative partners. She seeks to maximize health and social service systems and collective actions to address social determinants in the context of social equity and justice. She also endeavors to optimize student exposure to community health. Her research is focused on adult health in urban African-American communities as it pertains to mental health, chronic disease, cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases such as COPD and related risk factors (e.g., high blood pressure, tobacco, obesity), diabetes, as well as cancer screening and treatment.
As part of her efforts, Professor Bone works with groups of faculty members from the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing as well as the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her research partners also include relevant community-based organizations and institutions (e.g. churches, schools, and local governmental agencies). An important component of much of her research is increasing the impact and sustainability of community health workers (CHWs) who serve as team members, study recruiters, interviewers, and interventionists. Her current projects include enhancing community policing and introducing strategies to improve Long Term Care accountability in context of COVID-19.
Honors and Awards
2021 Community Champion Award
2012 Johns Hopkins University Crenson-Hertz Award for Community Based Learning and Participatory Research
2011 American Public Health Association Tom Bruce Award in Community Based
1993 Johns Hopkins University Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Community Service.
1982 Certificate of Appreciation, State of Maryland for Outstanding Leadership and Dedicated Services to High Blood Pressure Control.
1982 Certificate of Appreciation, East Baltimore Community Hypertension Program.
1987 Certificate of Appreciation, State of Maryland Governors Commission on Black and Minority Health: Task Force of Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer and Other Leading Causes of Minority Morbidity and Mortality.