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Emily Jones, Ph.D., R.N.C.-O.B., F.A.H.A., F.P.C.N.A.

  • Position: Diabetes Research Member


Dr. Jones is a nurse scientist who conducts type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention-focused community-based participatory research in partnership with the Chickasaw Nation. Specifically, she works with American Indian women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes to identify and implement intervention approaches to reduce cardiometabolic risk factors and diabetes development in the postpartum period and subsequent years.

Dr. Jones collaborates in team science with OUHSC and HHDC researchers to intervene at multiple points in the life course to promote optimal cardiometabolic health of mothers and offspring.

Health Education
  • Graduate School
  • Doctoral Studies University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL
  • University
  • Bachelor's Degree Oklahoma Baptist University
    Shawnee, OK
Research Interests:
  • Intersection of women’s obstetric and cardiometabolic health
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Maternal metabolic health and fetal origins of disease
  • American Indian health equity,
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Implementation science.

Grant Funding

Role: Principal Investigator
Title: Reducing cardiometabolic risk in American Indian women with previous gestational diabetes
Institution: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (ID# 72116, Nurse Faculty Scholar)
Total Direct Costs: $350,000

  • Perspectives on conducting research in Indian Country. Nursing Research 2019

    68, 488-493. PMID: 31693555, DOI: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000379

  • Continued disparities in postpartum follow-up and screening among women with gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: a systematic review. 2019

    Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 33, 136-148. PMID: 31021939, PMCID: PMC6485948, DOI: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000399

  • Appreciating recent motherhood and culture: A systematic review of multimodal postpartum lifestyle interventions to reduce diabetes risk in women with prior gestational diabetes. 2017

    Maternal and Child Health Journal, 21, 45-57. PMID: 27435732, DOI: 10.1007/s00192-016-2952-5

  • Advancing nursing science through community advisory boards: Working effectively across diverse communities. 2017

    Advances in Nursing Science, 40, 278-288. PMCID: PMC5461216, DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000167

  • Pregnancy reveals the evolving risk of cardiometabolic disease in women. 2016

    Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 45, 413-425. PMID: 26987786, DOI: 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.02.004

  • Identifying postpartum intervention approaches to reduce cardiometabolic risk among American Indian women with prior gestational diabetes 2015

    Oklahoma, 2012-2013. Preventing Chronic Disease, 12:140566. PMCID: PMC4383443, DOI:

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  • Working together to bridge the disparity gap in cardiovascular health. 2015

    Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 30(2), 89-91. PMID: 25664531, DOI:10.1097/JCN.0000000000000238

  • Urinary isoflavone concentrations are inversely associated with cardiometabolic risk markers in pregnant U.S. women. 2014

    Journal of Nutrition, 144, 344-351. PMID: 24381220, DOI: 10.3945/jn.113.184069

  • Promoting cardiovascular health and reducing disparities in American Indians and Alaska Natives. 2013

    Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 28(1), 5-7. PMID: 22914257, DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e31826341cd

  • Cardiometabolic risk, knowledge, risk perception, and self-efficacy among American Indian women with previous gestational diabetes. 2012

    Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 41, 246-257. PMID: 22834848, DOI:

  • A review of the health beliefs and lifestyle behaviors of women with previous gestational diabetes. 2009

    Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 38(5), 516-26. PMID: 19883473, DOI: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2009.01051.x