Rose Jones, PhD

Research & Strategy in Urban Green Health

Rose has a Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from Southern Methodist University and extensive experience in applied healthcare research and education. Dr. Jones has held faculty positions at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Children’s Health at Dallas, and Southern Methodist University. Her areas of expertise include research design and evidence-based solutions, urban health, epidemiology, environmental health, pediatric trauma, cultural competency, and health literacy.

Dr. Jones has conducted research in diverse settings, including Mexico, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Barbados, Native America, and throughout the DFW Metroplex.  She has numerous publications in peer-review journals on diverse topics ranging from climate change to medical education and public health. Dr. Jones has also earned multiple awards and grants. Her research has been funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, the United Way, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Jones has earned national awards for teaching excellence and research presentations. She is most proud of the pro bono work she currently does with 2nd year law students in the Children’s Advocacy Clinic at SMU Law School.

Dr. Jones is a dedicated yogi, a live music enthusiast, and a fledging gardener. She has been married to her husband for 35 years and is the proud mother of twins.