Emily Jones - Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

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Emily Jones

Research interests include the intersection of women’s obstetric and cardiometabolic health, gestational diabetes, maternal metabolic health and fetal origins of disease, American Indian health equity, community-based participatory research, and implementation science.

Emily Jones, Ph.D., R.N.C.-O.B., F.A.H.A., F.P.C.N.A.

Associate Member, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center
Associate Professor
PhD Program Director, Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing,
OU Health Sciences Center

Dr. Jones is a nurse scientist who conducts type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention-focused community-based participatory research in partnership with the Chickasaw Nation. Specifically, she works with American Indian women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes to identify and implement intervention approaches to reduce cardiometabolic risk factors and diabetes development in the postpartum period and subsequent years. Dr. Jones collaborates in team science with OUHSC and HHDC researchers to intervene at multiple points in the life course to promote optimal cardiometabolic health of mothers and offspring.


Doctoral Studies, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Oklahoma Baptist University

Grant Funding:

Role: Principal Investigator
Title: Reducing cardiometabolic risk in American Indian women with previous gestational diabetes
Institution: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (ID# 72116, Nurse Faculty Scholar)
Total Direct Costs: $350,000

Selected Publications:

Jones, E. J., Haozous, E., Larsson, L. S., Moss, M. P. (2019). Perspectives on conducting research in Indian Country. Nursing Research, 68, 488-493. PMID: 31693555, DOI: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000379

Jones, E. J., Hernandez, T. L., Edmonds, J. K., Ferranti, E. P. (2019). Continued disparities in postpartum follow-up and screening among women with gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: a systematic review. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 33, 136-148. PMID: 31021939, PMCID:  PMC6485948, DOI: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000399   

Jones, E. J., Fraley, H. E., & Mazzawi, J. (2017). Appreciating recent motherhood and culture: A systematic review of multimodal postpartum lifestyle interventions to reduce diabetes risk in women with prior gestational diabetes. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 21, 45-57. PMID: 27435732, DOI: 10.1007/s00192-016-2952-5

Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M., Jones, E. J., Cohn, E., Gillespie, G., & Bowen, F. (2017). Advancing nursing science through community advisory boards: Working effectively across diverse communities. Advances in Nursing Science, 40, 278-288. PMCID: PMC5461216, DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000167

Ferranti, E. P., Jones, E. J., Hernandez, T. L. (2016). Pregnancy reveals the evolving risk of cardiometabolic disease in women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 45, 413-425. PMID: 26987786, DOI: 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.02.004

Jones, E. J., Peercy, M., Woods, J. C., Parker, S. P., Jackson, T., Mata, S., ..Seely, E. W. (2015). Identifying postpartum intervention approaches to reduce cardiometabolic risk among American Indian women with prior gestational diabetes, Oklahoma, 2012-2013. Preventing Chronic Disease, 12:140566. PMCID: PMC4383443, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd12.140566

Jones, E. J., Fraley, H. E., & Hayman, L. L. (2015). Working together to bridge the disparity gap in cardiovascular health. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 30(2), 89-91. PMID: 25664531, DOI:10.1097/JCN.0000000000000238

Shi, L., Ryan, H. H., Jones, E. J., Moore-Simas, T. A., Lichtenstein, A. H., Sun, Q., & Hayman, L. L. (2014). Urinary isoflavone concentrations are inversely associated with cardiometabolic risk markers in pregnant U.S. women. Journal of Nutrition, 144, 344-351. PMID: 24381220, DOI: 10.3945/jn.113.184069

Jones, E. J., Woods, J. C., & Hayman, L. L. (2013). Promoting cardiovascular health and reducing disparities in American Indians and Alaska Natives. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 28(1), 5-7. PMID: 22914257, DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e31826341cd

Jones, E. J., Appel, S. J., Eaves Y. D., Moneyham, L., Oster, R. A., & Ovalle, F. (2012). Cardiometabolic risk, knowledge, risk perception, and self-efficacy among American Indian women with previous gestational diabetes. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 41, 246-257. PMID: 22834848, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01339.x.

Jones, E. J., Roche, C. C. & Appel, S. J. (2009). A review of the health beliefs and lifestyle behaviors of women with previous gestational diabetes. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 38(5), 516-26. PMID: 19883473, DOI: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2009.01051.x