Professional Summary



  • Dr. Jones' research interests include: Perceived Stress, Women's Health, Midlife Women's Issues, Stress-Reduction, Aging, Symptom Experience, and Long-Term Health Outcomes. Her research uses mixed-methods to understand the unique stressors affecting midlife women and the effects of chronic stress on long-term health outcomes and aging. Dr. Jones is interested in the clinical expression of stress as demonstrated by physiological and genomic biomarkers and symptom experience. 
    Her clinical experience, expertise, and interests include: Primary Care, Health Promotion, Community Health, and Vulnerable Populations. Dr. Jones graduated with her Bachelor's degree in nursing in 1991 and her Family Nurse Practitioner certification in 2000. Throughout her career she has been focused on providing quality healthcare in a variety of patient settings. She feels very fortunate to have an opportunity to combine her research and clinical interests ain her role at the University of Cincinnati. 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: University of Cincinnati , 1991
  • MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN NURSING: UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO , 2000
  • Ph.D. : University of California San Francisco , 2015

Research/Clinical Interests

  • My research interests include: Perceived Stress, Women's Health, Midlife Women's Issues, Stress-Reduction, Aging, Symptom Experience, and Long-Term Health Outcomes. My research uses mixed-methods to understand the unique stressors affecting midlife women and the effects of chronic stress on long-term health outcomes and aging. I am interested in the clinical expression of stress as demonstrated by physiological and genomic biomarkers and symptom experience. 

    My clinical experience, expertise, and interests include: Primary Care, Health Promotion, Community Health, and Vulnerable Populations.

Credentials

  • Registered Nurse First Assist, UCLA Extension Program, 2008
  • Controlled Substance Registration Certificate, Drug Enforcement Administration, 2001
  • National Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2000
  • Certified/ Furnishing Nurse Practitioner, California Board of Nursing, 2000
  • Registered Nurse, Ohio Board of Nursing, 1991
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner, Ohio Board of Nursing, 2001

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Professional Affiliations
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  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners, PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
  • Sigma Theta Tau (Zeta Mu & Alpha Eta chapters), PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
  • National Black Nurses Association (San Diego chapter), PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
  • Western Institute of Nursing, PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
  • Disaster Medical Assist Team (DMAT), PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
  • American Nurses Association, PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
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Positions and Work Experience
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  • 06/20/2014-08/20/2015,Certified Nurse Practitioner – Family Practice,• Provide primary care and preventive care services for acute and chronic conditions. • Responsible for ordering, reviewing, and following up on all pertinent diagnostic tests and results. ,Family Health Centers of San Diego ,San Diego
  • 09/20/2012-03/20/2014,Certified Nurse Practitioner- Department of Anesthesia,• Perform pre-operative examination and obtain relevant history for pre-operative patients. • Consult and collaborate with members of the health care team in an effort to ensure patient safety during the perioperative period. • Educate patients about anesthesia, options, and risks. ,UCSD Medical Center, Hillcrest, CA,Hillcrest, CA
  • 07/20/2006-09/20/2012,Certified Nurse Practitioner- Department of General Surgery,• Assist in management of hospitalized post-surgical patients • Provide post –operative out-patient follow up for appropriate patients. • Facilitate clinic flow for attending physicians. • Perform First Assistant duties in O.R. • Facilitate maintenance of surgical resident’s 80-hour work-week ,UCSD Thornton Hospital, La Jolla, CA,La Jolla, CA
  • 01/20/2006-07/20/2006,Certified Nurse Practitioner- Internal Medicine,• Provide primary care and preventive care services. • Responsible for ordering, reviewing, and following up on all pertinent diagnostic tests and results. • Patient counseling, education, and referrals 1/2006-7/2006 and 11/ 2001-4/2005,Caring Hearts Medical Clinic, Chula Vista, CA,Chula Vista, CA
  • 04/20/2005-01/20/2006,Nurse Practitioner- Internal Medicine/ Occupational Medicine,• Provided management of occupational injuries. • Familiar with workman’s compensation regulations and paperwork. • Provided primary/ preventive care with an emphasis in Internal Medicine. ,Scripps Clinic- Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA ,La Jolla, CA
  • 2000-2002,Certified Nurse Practitioner- Adult and Geriatric Care,• Provided primary care services for adult and geriatric patients through routine follow up and urgent visits. • Maintained continuity of care through appropriate follow up, referrals, and consultations. • Provided acute care via consultation, patient triage, and in-home visitation ,Mobile Doctor, San Marcos, CA ,San Marcos, CA
  • 1996-2001,STAFF RN, MEDICAL-SURGICAL UNITS,• Provided conscious sedation, post-procedure care and screenings for Interventional Radiology procedures and diagnostic tests. ,SCRIPPS HOSPITAL NURSING REGISTRY, SAN DIEGO, CA ,SAN DIEGO, CA
  • 1994-1996,Nurse Clinician, STD clinic,• Provided acute care management, diagnosis, and treatment to male and female patients presenting for STD screening. • Assisted in the clinical training of students and consultation to outside health care providers and disease intervention specialists. ,Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati, OH,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1993-1994,Public Health Nurse II ,• Assisted physicians with routine care and minor surgical procedures. • Provided patient guidance, counseling, and education. • Conducted lead poisoning follow-up, newborn screenings and vaccination management. ,Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati, OH,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1991-1995,Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Float Pool,• Worked within all medical-surgical units, providing relevant patient care and education. • Supervised LVN patient load and directed patient care. ,University Hospital/ Holmes Hospital, Cincinnati, OH,Cincinnati, OH
  • 08/20/2015,Assistant Professor,Assume all duties required of a tenured tract professor including, but not limited to, research, course development and instruction, student instruction and mentoring, inter-professional collaboration, service, and professional practice.,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing,Cincnnati, OH
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Peer Reviewed Publications (in chronological order)
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  • Jones, H., Janson, S., & Lee, K. (2017). (In Press). Leukocyte Telomere Length in Postmenopausal Women. The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2017.03.006
  • Jones, H.J., Huang, A., Subak, L.L., & Lee, K. (2016). (In Press). ‘Bladder Symptoms in the Early Menopause Transition’. . Journal of Women & apos;s Health. doi:DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2015.5370
  • Jones, H.J., Sternberg, R.M., Janson, S., & Lee, K. (2016). (In Progress). A Qualitative Understanding of Midlife Sources of Stress and Support in African American Women; Feeling the need to Fix Everything Everything . the Journal of the National Black Nurses Association.
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Invited Presentations
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  • Jones, H.J (04/20/2015). ‘Sleep Disturbance Due to Urinary Frequency in Midlife Women’.Western Institute of Nursing
  • Jones, H.J (12/20/2015). ‘Nursing Careers Paths and Opportunities’. ,Canada College, Redwood City.
  • Jones, H.J (11/20/2013). ‘Stress and Symptom Experience Prior to the Onset of Menopause’ .SDBNA CEU presentation
  • Jones, H.J (08/20/2013). ‘Stress and Symptom Experience Prior to the Onset of Menopause’. ,NBNA Women’s Health Institute.
  • Jones, H.J (04/20/2013). ‘Health Promotion & Prevention in the Elderly’. ,San Francisco State University.
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Poster Presentations
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  • Jones, H.J (07/20/2015). (In Press). ‘Factors Associated With Sleep Disturbance in Midlife Women’.Sigma Theta Tau International ConferenceProfessional Meeting. National
  • Jones, H.J (05/20/2015). ‘Perceived Stress and Symptom Experience in Pre- and Post-Menopausal Women’.UCSF State of the Science on Symptoms Management National
  • Jones, H.J (05/20/2013). ‘Stress and Symptom Experience Prior to the Onset of Menopause’.UCSF Poster Palooza
  • Jones, H.J (10/20/2012). ‘Stress and Symptom Experience Prior to the Onset of Menopause’ .UCSF Health Disparities Research Symposium
  • Jones, H.J (2015). Nursing Career Paths and Education Requirements.NCNW Annual STEM Workshop
  • Jones, H. J. & Lee, K. A. (10/13/2015). The Effects of Bio-Psycho-Social Stressors on Telomere Length in Post-Menopause.NINR 30th Anniversary Scientific Symposium ,Bethesda, MA. National
  • Jones, H., Norwood, C. & Bankston, K. (BAD DATE). In Search of a Stress-Reducing Intervention for Midlife Black Women .Congress of Womens Health ,Washington , D.C.. National
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Recent Awards/Honors
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  • National Black Nurses Association scholarship recipient,2012,2014
  • UCSF Century Club Research Award,2014
  • Symptoms Management NIH T32 Fellowship, UCSF,2011,2014
  • Caring Hearts Medical Foundation Board member ,2014
  • Graduate Division Earle C. Anthony Travel Award ,2013
  • 10-year service award –Caring Hearts Medical Foundation,2011
  • NIH sponsored PRIDE extern.Summer intensive training in Cardiovascular Genetics & Epidemiology..NIH, PRIDE program,National,2017,2019
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Faculty Development Activities
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  • ‘Symptom Management Strategies with Tai Chi for Stroke Rehabilitation’ ,Other(07/20/2015). ,Moderator: ‘Symptom Management Strategies with Tai Chi for Stroke Rehabilitation’
  • UCSF Symptoms Research Proseminar N223B(2013). ,Teaching Assistant
  • (2013). ,Research Award Reviewer
  • Research Resident: COPD Nursing Intervention/Advance Practice Training(2012). ,Research Resident: COPD Nursing Intervention/Advance Practice Training
  • Student Representative(2012). ,Student Representative
  • Preceptor ,Other(BAD DATE-BAD DATE). ,Served as preceptor for Nursing Education student
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