Beth Jones, PhD, MPH

Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Assistant Director for Diversity and Health Equity, Yale Cancer Center; Director, Smilow Screening & Prevention Program

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Obesity Research Working Group

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control | Smilow Screening & Prevention Program


Dr. Jones is a cancer epidemiologist whose work and teaching focus is on health disparities. Her research is focused on racial/ethnic differences in cancer screening and cancer outcomes. Current work has focused on the Hispanic/Latino population with studies of predictors of mammography screening and other health behaviors, breast density, and colorectal cancer screening in Hispanic/Latinas living in the Northeast, US. Using a multidisciplinary approach, she has evaluated the role(s) of tumor characteristics, selected genetic alterations and genetic polymorphisms, as well as social class, medical care, and psychosocial factors, in explaining differences cancer stage at diagnosis and survival between African Americans and Whites in breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer. Other work has identified important African American/White differences in mammography screening and screening outcomes.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University, Epidemiology (1993)
MPH Yale School of Public Health, Epi / Health Services (1986)

Honors & Recognition

  • Member, Board of DirectorsCommunity Health Action, Innovation and Networking, Inc. (CHAIN) (2008)

  • Co-Chair, Health Disparities Committee, CT Cancer Partnership (2006)

  • Co-Director, Office of the Elimination of Cancer Disparities, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center (2006)

  • State of Connecticut Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Cancer Research Award (2004)

  • American Cancer Society Travel Award (2002)

Professional Service

  • President's Council on Cancer (2009 - Present) Presenter/Speaker

  • CT Multicultural Health Partnership, State of CT Dept of Public Health (2008 - Present) Member

  • Office of the Elimination of Cancer Disparities, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center (2006 - 2008) Director

  • Health Disparities Committee, CT Cancer Partnership (2006 - 2008) Chairperson

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Contact Info

Beth Jones, PhD, MPH
Lab Location
Center for Cancer Prevention Research55 Church Street, Fl 8 Ste 801
New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
60 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Chronic Disease EpidemiologyCenter for Cancer Prevention Research
55 Church Street

New Haven, CT 06510