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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


Bleich SN, Jones-Smith JC, Walters HJ, Rutkow L. The Voices for Healthy Kids and State Legislation to Prevent Childhood Obesity: An Update. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Jun;54(6):821-824. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.01.041. Epub 2018 Apr 12.  PMID: 29656912
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Trude ACB, Kharmats AY, Jones-Smith JC, Gittelsohn J. Exposure to a multi-level multi-component childhood obesity prevention community-randomized controlled trial: patterns, determinants, and implications. Trials. 2018 May 22;19(1):287. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2663-y.  PMID: 29788977    PMCID: PMC5964684
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Oddo VM, Surkan PJ, Hurley KM, Lowery C, de Ponce S, Jones-Smith JC. Pathways of the association between maternal employment and weight status among women and children: Qualitative findings from Guatemala. Matern Child Nutr. 2018 Jan;14(1). doi: 10.1111/mcn.12455. Epub 2017 May 2.  PMID: 28464549    PMCID: PMC5668210
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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 Oct;25(10):1754-1761. doi: 10.1002/oby.21902. Epub 2017 Jun 21.  PMID: 28634995    PMCID: PMC5614806
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Impact of changing restaurant menus on population obesity and disparities
Harvard University
PI:   Jones-Smith           Dates:    12/15/2017 - 12/14/2018

King County Sodium Reduction Partnership – Sodium Reduction in High Need School Districts and Emergency Food System
Public Health - Seattle and King County
PI:   Jones-Smith           Dates:    9/30/2017 - 9/29/2018

Evaluation of Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax Ordinance Human Subjects
Public Health - Seattle and King County
PI:   Jones-Smith           Dates:    9/1/2017 - 7/31/2018

Evaluation of RWJF Advocacy Efforts Related to Childhood Obesity
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
PI:   Jones-Smith           Dates:    9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018

Evaluation of Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax Ordinance Human Subjects
Public Health - Seattle and King County
PI:   Jones-Smith           Dates:    9/1/2017 - 12/31/2018

Evaluation of Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax Ordinance Human Subjects
Public Health - Seattle and King County
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