David K. Jones, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
MA, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
MSPH, University of North Carolina



David K. Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at Boston University’s School of Public Health. He is Editor-in-Chief of www.PublicHealthPost.org, an online forum for public health policy launched in November 2016. David earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Health Services, Organizations, and Policy. He holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) from the University of North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from McGill University.

His research examines the politics of health reform and the social determinants of health. His book forthcoming with Oxford University Press focuses on how states made decisions around what type of health insurance exchange to establish as part of the Affordable Care Act’s implementation. He is working on a new book using Photovoice to examine the social determinants of health in the Mississippi Delta, re-tracing Robert Kennedy's steps in the region. He also studies Medicaid, CHIP, and health reform in France. He has been cited in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal among other places. He testified before the Michigan Legislature’s House Health Policy Committee during their consideration of a health insurance exchange.

He has been awarded AUPHA’s John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators, AcademyHealth’s Outstanding Dissertation Award, and the BU School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award. Prior to graduate school he interned in the Idaho Legislature, the Canadian House of Commons, and Congressman Charlie Rangel’s district office in Harlem, NY. David is originally from New York City where he worked as a pretzel vendor at Yankee Stadium.

2017 AUPHA: John D. Thompson Young Investigator Award
2015 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2014 AcademyHealth: Outstanding Dissertation Award
2013 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation: 1st Place, Excellence in Research Award for Students
2013 University of Michigan: Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship
2013 University of Michigan: Rackham Debt Management Award for Commitment to Community Service
2012 University of Michigan: 2nd Prize, Applying Health Services Research Poster Competition
2011 University of Michigan: Martha and Ernest Hammel Graduate Student Research Award
2011 University of Michigan - Center for European Studies: Jean Monnet Fellowship
2009 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: National Research Service Award Traineeship
2008 North Carolina Institute of Medicine: Jim Bernstein Health Policy Fellowship


Understanding health status in the Mississippi Delta and the role of cross-sector collaboration in improving health and well-being for residents
12/15/2016 - 12/14/2019 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation




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  1. Jones DK, Simmons M, Galea S. Improved Health: A Bipartisan Opportunity to Expand the Scope of Health Reform. Am J Public Health. 2017 Sep; 107(9):1383-1384.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28787197.
  2. Conti RM, Jones DK. Policy Diffusion across Disparate Disciplines: Private- and Public-Sector Dynamics Affecting State-Level Adoption of the ACA. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2017 Apr; 42(2):377-385. PMID: 28007793; DOI: 10.1215/03616878-3766771;.
  3. Grogan CM, Singer PM, Jones DK. Rhetoric and Reform in Waiver States. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2017 Apr; 42(2):247-284. PMID: 28007801; DOI: 10.1215/03616878-3766719;.
  4. McDonough JE, Jones DK. The Choices on Health Reform in the US Presidential and Congressional Elections. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Nov 01; 176(11):1595-1596. PMID: 27723880; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6098;.
  5. Oberlander J, Jones DK, Spivack S, Singer PM. In The Affordable Care Act''s Shadow: The Fate Of The Children''s Health Insurance Program. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Oct 01; 35(10):1835-1841. PMID: 27702957.
  6. Oberlander J, Jones DK. The children''s cliff--extending CHIP. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 21; 372(21):1979-81. PMID: 25946141; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1503576;.
  7. Bagley N, Jones DK, Jost TS. Predicting the fallout from King v. Burwell--exchanges and the ACA. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jan 8; 372(2):101-4. PMID: 25493976; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1414191;.
  8. Wilk AS, Jones DK. To extend or not to extend the primary care "fee bump" in Medicaid? J Health Polit Policy Law. 2014 Dec; 39(6):1263-75. PMID: 25248963; DOI: 10.1215/03616878-2829495;.
  9. Skolarus LE, Jones DK, Lisabeth LD, Burke JF. The Affordable Care Act and stroke. Stroke. 2014 Aug; 45(8):2488-92. PMID: 24984748; PMCID: PMC4116441; DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.005315;.
  10. Jones DK, Singer PM, Ayanian JZ. The changing landscape of Medicaid: practical and political considerations for expansion. JAMA. 2014 May 21; 311(19):1965-6. PMID: 24710968; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.3700;.
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