Heidi Jones

Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Director of Doctoral Program in Epidemiology

Ph.D. Epidemiology
Columbia University

M.P.H. Community Health Education
Hunter College

B.A. International Politics
Wesleyan University


Over the last 25+ years, Dr. Jones’ research has focused on identifying was to improve reproductive and sexual health outcomes in a wide variety of settings. Examples of her completed work include testing self-collection methods for sexually transmitted infection testing and cervical cancer screening to increase coverage, testing the use of partner-delivered treatment for sexually transmitted infections, measuring patient preferences for STI diagnosis and treatment services, as well as the integration of reproductive and sexual health services in primary care, and measuring evidence-based practices among abortion providers, among others. As an Associate Professor and the Director of the doctoral program in epidemiology, Dr. Jones also contributes to methodological debates in the field of epidemiology.

Dr. Jones’ implementation science experience focuses on improving clinical care in reproductive and sexual health, including HIV.

Recent publications:

Wiewel EW, Borrell LN, Jones HE, Maroko AR, Torian LV. Healthcare facility characteristics associated with achievement and maintenance of HIV viral suppression among persons newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City. AIDS Care. 2019 Mar 25:1-10. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1595517. [Epub ahead of print]

Beghini F, Renson A, Zolnik CP, Geistlinger L, Usyk M, Moody TU, Thorpe L, Dowd JB, Burk R, Segata N, Jones HE, Waldron L. Tobacco exposure associated with oral microbiota oxygen utilization in the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Study. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 Mar 28. pii: S1047-2797(18)30677-X. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.03.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Renson A, Jones HE, Beghini F, Segata N, Zolnik CP, Usyk M, Moody TU, Thorpe L, Burk R, Waldron L, Dowd JB. Sociodemographic variation in the oral microbiome. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 May 8. pii: S1047-2797(18)30678-1. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.03.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Chowdhury ME, Shiblee SI, Jones HE. Does mHealth voice messaging work for improving knowledge and practice of maternal and newborn healthcare? BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2019 Sep 5;19(1):179. doi: 10.1186/s12911-019-0903-z.

McCarthy KJ, Gollub EL, Ralph L, van de Wijgert J, Jones HE. Hormonal contraceptives and the acquisition of sexually transmitted infections: an updated systematic review. Sex Transm Dis. 2019 Jan 8. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000975. [Epub ahead of print]