Arkansas Cancer Coalition

Dina M. Jones, Phd, MPH 

Dina M. Jones, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education and Center for the Study of Tobacco in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Jones has more than 10 years of experience conducting health disparities research and her current research investigates the role of tobacco product characteristics (i.e., flavors) and social-environmental and psychosocial factors as contributors to tobacco-related disparities among socially-disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. Dr. Jones aims to use her research to inform tobacco regulations and technology-supported observational studies and interventions to increase successful smoking cessation among populations disproportionately burdened by tobacco such as African Americans and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. Her research also extends to other contributors to health disparities including poor mental health, discrimination, and non-tobacco substance use.