Danielle Jones, MPH

Manager, Center for Diversity and Health Equity, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kansas

Jones earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of West Florida, Pensacola, and her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Missouri–Kansas City. She is currently a doctoral student in the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Department of Health Policy and Management. Her research areas of interest include racial/ethnic disparities, infant and maternal mortality, social determinants of health (SDOH), and health equity. Jones currently manages the AAFP’s Center for Diversity and Health Equity (CDHE). In this role, she guides the strategic priorities of the AAFP Board of Directors toward striving for health equity, and addressing diversity and SDOH as they impact individuals, families, and communities across the lifespan. The AAFP’s CDHE focuses its efforts in four key areas: workforce development, advocacy, collaboration, and research. Locally, Jones has held appointments with the REACH Healthcare Foundation, Kansas Maternal and Child Health Council, and Resilient KC. Nationally, she serves on the March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign Collaborative, the American Academy of Pediatrics National Advisory Board for the Screening in Practices Initiative, and the Academy Health Advisory Committee on Payment Transformation to Address Social and Emotional Determinants of Health for Children. Previously, she was director of maternal child health for March of Dimes Kansas and a fellow with the Army Public Health Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where she advised the senior commander of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center.