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Jessica Jones-Smith

Associate Professor, Health Services
Associate Professor, Epidemiology


Education

PhD   University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), 2010   (Nutritional Epidemiology)
MPH   University of California (Berkeley), 2007   (Public Health Nutrition)
BS   Loyola University (Chicago), 1999   (Food and Nutrition Science)

Contact Info

email:   jjoness@uw.edu

office:   306B, Raitt Hall

campus box:   353410
voice:   206-685-4579

Social, environmental and economic causes and correlates of obesity risk; distal drivers of nutrition-related health inequities; community and individual economic resources as causal factors in obesity-related health status; obesity-related impacts of health and non-health related policies; disparities in nutrition-related diseases based on socioeconomic factors and race/ethnicity; public health nutrition; epidemiologic methods with econometric techniques


Oddo VM, Mueller NT, Pollack KM, Surkan PJ, Bleich SN, Jones-Smith JC. Maternal employment and childhood overweight in low- and middle-income countries. Public Health Nutr. 2017 Oct;20(14):2523-2536. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017001720. Epub 2017 Aug 4.  PMID: 28774349
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Wong MS, Jones-Smith JC, Colantuoni E, Thorpe RJ Jr, Bleich SN, Chan KS. The longitudinal association between early childhood obesity and fathers' involvement in caregiving and decision-making. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Jun 21. doi: 10.1002/oby.21902. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28634995    PMCID: PMC5614806
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Jones-Smith JC, Dow WH, Oddo VM. Association between Native American-owned casinos and the prevalence of large-for-gestational-age births. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Aug 1;46(4):1202-1210. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyx054.  PMID: 28430971
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McCloskey ML, Tarazona-Meza CE, Jones-Smith JC, Miele CH, Gilman RH, Bernabe-Ortiz A, Miranda JJ, Checkley W. Disparities in dietary intake and physical activity patterns across the urbanization divide in the Peruvian Andes. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017 Jul 11;14(1):90. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0545-4.  PMID: 28693514    PMCID: PMC5504673
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Hopkins LC, Sattler M, Steeves EA, Jones-Smith JC, Gittelsohn J. Breakfast Consumption Frequency and Its Relationships to Overall Diet Quality, Using Healthy Eating Index 2010, and Body Mass Index among Adolescents in a Low-Income Urban Setting. Ecol Food Nutr. 2017 Jul-Aug;56(4):297-311. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2017.1327855. Epub 2017 Jun 12.  PMID: 28604287
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King County Sodium Reduction Partnership – Sodium Reduction in High Need School Districts and Emergency Food System
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
PI:   Jones-Smith           Dates:    9/30/2017 - 9/29/2018

Evaluation of Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax Ordinance Human Subjects
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
PI:   Jones-Smith           Dates:    9/1/2017 - 12/31/2017

Evaluation of Voices for Healthy Kids Initiative
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
PI:   Jones-Smith           Dates:    9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017

Evaluation of Voices for Healthy Kids Initiative
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
PI:   Jones-Smith           Dates:    6/1/2016 - 8/31/2016