Kelly K. Jones

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Kelly Jones was a postdoctoral fellow at SESYNC from 2018-2020. As a postdoc, Kelly examined the role of neighborhood environments in exacerbating pediatric asthma—resulting in a call, in conjunction with DC Health, to make hyperlocal patient information available to public health researchers. After her SESYNC tenure, Kelly briefly returned to her alma mater, the University of Illinois Chicago, to help launch a study examining the role of activity space exposure and stress on diet and physical activity behaviors in middle-aged adults. Following this work, she accepted a role as a Research Fellow in the Neighborhoods and Health Lab of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health. Kelly enjoys spending time outside with her dog, reading, and cooking. She looks forward to continuing to collaborate with the ecologists, urban planners, and biometeorologists she got to know while at SESYNC.

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2018 - 2020
Areas of Expertise
public health
environmental health
Research Interests
health disparities
physical activity
urban form
exposure measurement
Methods of Expertise
spatial analysis
geographic ecological momentary assessment (GEMA)
community-based participatory research (CBPR)
natural experiments