Last Name

David K. Jones, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentHealth Law, Policy & Management
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
 Awards and Honors

2013Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation: 1st Place, Excellence in Research Award for Students
2013University of Michigan: Rackham Debt Management Award for Commitment to Community Service
2013University of Michigan: Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship
2012University of Michigan: 2nd Prize, Applying Health Services Research Poster Competition
2011University of Michigan: Martha and Ernest Hammel Graduate Student Research Award
2011University of Michigan - Center for European Studies: Jean Monnet Fellowship
2009Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: National Research Service Award Traineeship
2008North Carolina Institute of Medicine: Jim Bernstein Health Policy Fellowship
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
David K. Jones joined the faculty in the fall of 2014 after completing a PhD at the University of Michigan. His research examines the political and policy issues surrounding the ACA’s implementation. He is working on a book about how states made decisions around whether or not to create health insurance exchanges. He has also written about Medicaid, CHIP, and health reform in Europe.

David is a part of multiple organizations focused on developing and disseminating research on the ACA, including the Scholars Strategy Network. He is also a co-founder of the ACA Scholar Practitioner Network and an original field researcher in the ACA Implementation Research Network run by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, the Fels Institute, and the Brookings Institution. He testified before the Michigan House Health Policy Committee during the state's debate over a health insurance exchange and regularly speaks to clinicians and administrators at grand rounds, continuing medical education seminars, and medical society meetings.

Before graduate school, he worked in the Idaho Legislature, the Canadian House of Commons, and Congressman Charles Rangel’s District Office in Harlem, NY. He enjoys community service, including having being appointed by the Chapel Hill, NC Town Council to their Active Living by Design advisory board, serving on the board of directors for Community Action Southeast Ann Arbor Michigan, as a den leader in Cub Scouts, and a troop leader in Scouts Canada.

David is originally from New York City, where he worked as a pretzel vendor at Yankee Stadium.

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  1. 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.
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  2. 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.
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  3. 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.
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  4. 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.
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  5. Oberlander J, Jones DK. The children's cliff--extending CHIP. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 21; 372(21):1979-81. PMID: 25946141.
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  6. 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.
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  7. 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.
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  8. Skolarus LE, Jones DK, Lisabeth LD, Burke JF. The Affordable Care Act and stroke. Stroke. 2014 Aug; 45(8):2488-92. PMID: 24984748.
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  9. 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.
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  10. Jones DK, Bradley KW, Oberlander J. Pascal's Wager: health insurance exchanges, Obamacare, and the Republican dilemma. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2014 Feb; 39(1):97-137. PMID: 24193607.
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  11. Jones DK, Greer SL. State politics and the creation of health insurance exchanges. Am J Public Health. 2013 Aug; 103(8):e8-e10. PMID: 23763405.
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  12. Elliott HA, Jones DK, Greer SL. Mapping communicable disease control in the European union. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2012 Dec; 37(6):935-54. PMID: 22899840.
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  13. Jones DK. The fate of health care reform--what to expect in 2012. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jan 26; 366(4):e7. PMID: 22236197.
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  14. Jones, D.K. Federalism and Decentralization in European Health and Social Care: Policy Innovation, Competition and Cohesion. Joan Costa i Font and Scott L. Greer, eds. Politiques de Santé: The Regional Centralization of French Health Policy. Palgrave Macmillan. 2012.
  15. Jones, D.K.; Platt, J.; Rubin, D.; Jacobson, P.D. . Debates on U.S. Health Care Reform. Kronenfeld, JJ; Parmet, WE; Zezza, MA, eds. Individual and Societal Responsibility for Health. SAGE. 2012.
  16. Yorkery B, Ford C, Cline S, Lee H, Silberman P, Carter H, Coyne-Beasley T, Jones DK, Speizer I, Holmes M. Developing healthy, happy, and productive young adults: The North Carolina Metamorphosis Project and the NCIOM Task Force on Adolescent Health. N C Med J. 2010 Jul-Aug; 71(4):343-51. PMID: 21140806.
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  17. Jones DK, Evenson KR, Rodriguez DA, Aytur SA. Addressing pedestrian safety: a content analysis of pedestrian master plans in North Carolina. Traffic Inj Prev. 2010 Feb; 11(1):57-65. PMID: 20146144.
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  18. Jones DK. Programs addressing health in North Carolina's schools. N C Med J. 2008 Nov-Dec; 69(6):482-3. PMID: 19256188.
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  19. Jones DK. Promoting cancer prevention through beauty salons and barbershops. N C Med J. 2008 Jul-Aug; 69(4):339-40. PMID: 18828331.
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  20. Jones DK, Bethea K. Cancer resources in North Carolina. N C Med J. 2008 Jul-Aug; 69(4):296-8. PMID: 18828321.
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  21. Jones, D.K. Understanding the American Cesarean Section Rate. Verstehen: McGill University Undergarduate Journal of Sociology. 2006; 3(Summer).
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