PROF. ANTWAN JONES
Antwan Jones is Professor of Sociology with courtesy appointments in the Departments of Epidemiology, Public Policy & Public Administration, and Africana Studies at The George Washington University. As a sociologist, he writes and speaks on topics related to urban neighborhoods, population health, and racial & ethnic relations.
Dr. Jones conducts rigorous research to understand the relationship between where people live and a myriad of social outcomes - from chronic health conditions to the closeness that individuals feel to certain racial/ethnic groups. His research has received several awards, including the Young Trialist Award from Cardiovascular Clinical Trialists Forum.
He uses his research to contribute to public debates by blogging, writing newspaper editorials, and appearing in local & international news outlets.
Currently, Dr. Jones is on professional leave from George Washington University. He is at the National Science Foundation as a Program Officer (Visiting Scientist) for Sociology.
Diabetes in Central Appalachia
This study extends the results of a previous project, which explored individual and geographic predictors of a cardiovascular outcome, by focusing on a related comorbidity: diabetes.
Immigration, Neighborhood Environment, and Obesity Risk
This study extends the results of a previous project, which explored immigrant acculturation and child obesity risk, by analyzing neighborhood conditions.