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“Sometimes socio-economic mobility does not have positive effects on health,” Antwan Jones says, explaining his recent research on how parental socio-economic status affects childhood obesity risk. He points out that while we often think of socio-economic gains and emp...

April 6, 2018

In an interview with Kellie Meyer, Dr. Jones said things like access to housing, education, and equal pay, are all challenges people of color still face. But he said strides continue to be made, like Mason's efforts in growing black businesses. Jones said it's importan...

Public and private leaders should collaborate to promote health amenities in different neighborhoods—enabling prospective residents to make relocation decisions that could improve their quality of life. Click the photo above to read more!

The neighborhoods we live in help shape our mental and physical health. Dr. Antwan Jones explains what happens when some neighborhoods benefit from private and public investments while others are left behind, and what can be done to change this. Click the photo above t...

July 28, 2017

Dr. Jones participated on a television panel on WUSA9's "Off Script with Bruce Johnson". The panel, also comprised of Bernard Demczuk and Stanley Mays, discussed the 1967 Detroit Riot and 1968 Washington, DC Riot. Click the photo above to see the broadcast in HD (Firef...

April 30, 2017

Dr. Jones was interviewed for RIOT, a documentary that aired on the National Geographic channel in late April. He provided historical and academic insight on race relations and how social outrage can lead to forms of civil unrest, including riots. Click the photo above...

Framing homelessness as a potential and proximate outcome for low-income and working-class families may make policymakers more receptive to changing their attitudes toward the homeless. Assuring the security of low-income people who are one step away from this fate wou...

January 9, 2017

Dr. Jones was interviewed by WalletHub.com about racial progress in 2017. Dr. Jones discussed the racial wealth gap between whites and blacks, the states' roles in reducing this gap, and racial residential segregation. Click on the photo to read more and see WalletHub'...

October 15, 2016

As obesity rates increase in the United States, how much does the local context matter? In a study published in Health & Place, Antwan Jones examines the relationship between childhood residential moves (mobility) and the risk of obesity, and whether differences betwee...

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Dr. Jones is recognized for his expertise on inequality, the impact of unequal neighborhoods on health, and the implications of gentrification on community race relations. His appearances, public writings, and interviews are found on this page.

A copy of his press kit can be found here.

 

To contact or interview Dr. Jones, email or call Octavia M. Kelsey at (202) 994-6345.