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Courtney Marie Cora Jones, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-1198

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Professional Background

Courtney Jones, PhD MPH received her MPH in 2008 and her PhD in epidemiology in 2014 from the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed an Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship in 2016 and the Geriatric Faculty Scholar Program in 2017. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics, and Public Health Sciences. Dr. Jones has an active research laboratory in which she focuses on optimizing patient care in acute settings such as the emergency department and ambulance. She also provides research methods and statistical consultation on a wide variety of topics include emergency care, infectious disease, orthopaedic injury and surgery, sports epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, and others.

Dr. Jones also has an active role in the education of medical trainees. She is the Director of the Evidence-Based Medicine Curriculum, Journal Club, and the Research Track within the URMC Emergency Medicine Residency Program as well as the Assistant Director of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship. In this role, she leads the quarterly departmental journal club and provides research methods lectures on topics critical to interpreting the articles selected for discussion. She mentors emergency medicine residents and fellows in the conduct of their independent research and provides guidance and mentorship ranging from study conceptualization, data acquisition, data analysis, and dissemination. Dr. Jones also teaches epidemiology to first year medical students in Medical Evidence and Inquiry and serves as a problem-based learning tutor in a number of courses in the School of Medicine. In the emergency medicine clerkship, Dr. Jones also lectures on ways to optimize emergency care of older adult patients through the lens of Age-Friendly Health Systems.

Dr. Jones also directs two graduate courses in the Department of Public Health Sciences. PM 489 Injury Epidemiology and Emergency Care Research Methods focuses on the burden of injury on the population’s health, epidemiologic methods unique to studying injury, and specific content areas such as opioid overdose, prehospital care of injured patients, and traumatic brain injury. PM 424 Epidemiology and Prevention of Chronic Diseases focuses on defining and conceptualizing chronic disease risk and prevention. This course leverages social determinants of health and social epidemiology as frameworks to understand the web of causation that is frequently present in the etiology of chronic disease. In addition to these graduate courses, Dr. Jones frequently provides guest lectures on River Campus and mentors students in the conduct of research through their graduate theses or dissertations and undergraduate independent studies.

Dr. Jones is active in service across the University of Rochester. She served on the Commission for Gender Equity and Inclusion where her work focused on issues of gender equitable compensation. She has served on the Faculty Senate since 2017 and was elected to the Research Policy Committee and Senate Executive Committee in 2021 and is currently Co-Chair of the Faculty Senate for the 2021-2022 academic year. She is also a member of a number of committees and working groups across campus on topics such as global engagement and career path modernization.

Lastly, Dr. Jones is a mother of two young children and enjoys supporting them in academic endeavors as well as their sports activities.

Research

Courtney Jones, PhD MPH is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics and Public Health Sciences. Courtney is an epidemiologist by training and her research foci include the clinical management of high-risk and vulnerable patient populations who present to the acute care setting including the prehospital ambulance-based EMS settings and emergency departments, with specific emphasis on risk stratification, early identification of high-risk patients, and providing time-sensitive interventions to personalize and optimize patient care. Dr. Jones has over 10 years of leading large-scale research studies in the emergency department and other clinical settings and has overseen the enrollment of over 15,000 individuals into numerous research studies. Additionally, Dr. Jones has interests in studying health inequity and implicit bias in medicine and has experience studying barriers to care and differences in clinical management and patient outcomes based on age, gender, race, neighborhood, and language. In addition to these content areas, Dr. Jones has extensive experience with epidemiologic research methods and statistical analysis. She frequently collaborates with clinical faculty on topics related to prehospital care, sports injury, orthopaedic surgery, pharmacoepidemiology, and infectious disease.

Credentials

Education

2003
AA | State University of New York, College at Alfred
Social Sciences

2005
BS | SUNY College at Brockport
Health Sciences and Psychology

2008
MPH | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Public Health

2014
PhD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Epidemiology

Awards

2019 - 2024
U of R Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration

2019 - 2020
An Online Educational Intervention to Address Barriers to Communication and Assessment of Deaf Patients in the Prehospital Setti
Sponsor: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

2018 - 2018
American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists Best Practice Award

2018 - 2018
Alumni Professional Achievement Award
Location: State University of New York, Brockport, NY

2017 - 2019
EMS Provider Ability to Assess On-Scene Information for Geriatric Screening of Unmet Physical and Psychosocial Needs During a 91
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration

2017 - 2017
Excellence in Graduate Teaching
Location: University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry

2017 - 2017
Best Presentation
Sponsor: American College Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting

2015 - 2020
Paramedic-coached ED Care Transitions to Help Older Adults Maintain Their Health
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

2015 - 2019
ED Care Transitions Coaching to Help Rural Older Adults Maintain Their Health
Sponsor: The Greater Rochester Health Foundation

2015 - 2019
The Finger Lakes Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration

2015 - 2016
Evaluation of Prehospital Decision-Making Practices for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury
Sponsor: Emergency Medicine Foundation

2015 - 2015
Best Poster Presentation, "Head CT for Minor Head Injury Presenting to the Emergency Department in the Era of Choosing Wisely"
Sponsor: New York Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

2014 - 2017
Use of Mechanism of Injury for the Identification of Severely Injured Children
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

2014 - 2016
Loan Repayment Program, "Prehospital Risk Stratification of Older Adults with Head Injury"
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

2014 - 2016
Improving Prehospital Qualitative of Care of Injured Geriatric Patients
Sponsor: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

2012 - 2016
Field Triage of Older Adults Who Experience Traumatic Brain Injury
Sponsor: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

2012 - 2015
Deriving a Prehospital Triage Decision Scheme for Injured Older Adults
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

2012 - 2013
Pilot and Collaborative Studies Trainee Award
Sponsor: Clinical Translational Science Institute
Location: University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry

2012 - 2013
Age-Based Disparities in the Risk Stratification of Injured Older Adult EMS Patients
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

2005 - 2007
Academic Tuition Scholarship
Sponsor: Master of Public Health Program
Location: University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry

2003 - Present
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

2003 - 2004
Phi Theta Kappa Scholastic Scholarship
Location: State University of New York, College at Alfred

2003 - 2003
Senior Award for Academic Distinction
Location: State University of New York, College at Alfred

2003 - 2003
Faculty Scholar Award for Student Excellence in Social Science,
Location: State University of New York College at Alfred

2002 - Present
Psi Beta Honor Society

2001 - 2003
Alumnus 1939 Scholarship
Location: State University of New York, College at Alfred

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Publications

Journal Articles

8/24/2022
Mi RZ, Jacobsohn GC, Wu J, Shah MN, Jones CMC, Caprio TV, Cushman JT, Lohmeier M, Kind AJH, Shah DV. "Coaching older adults discharged home from the emergency department: The role of competence and emotion in following up with outpatient clinicians." Patient education and counseling.. 2022 Aug 24; Epub 2022 Aug 24.

6/24/2022
Jacobsohn GC, Maru AP, Green RK, Gifford AN, Lukasik MD, Bandara T, Caprio TV, Cochran AL, Cushman JT, Jones CMC, Kind AJH, Lohmeier M, Shah MN. "Multimethod Process Evaluation of a Community Paramedic Delivered Care Transitions Intervention for Older ED Patients." Prehospital emergency care.. 2022 Jun 24; :1-19. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

5/28/2022
Nelson R, Kittel-Moseley J, Mahoui I, Thornberry D, Dunkman A, Sams M, Adler D, Jones CMC. "Racial differences in treatment among patients with acute headache evaluated in the emergency department and discharged home." The American journal of emergency medicine.. 2022 May 28; 60:45-49. Epub 2022 May 28.

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