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 was the inaugural 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 recent book "Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States" (Oxford University Press 2017) 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, Gusmano MK, Nadash P, Miller EA. Undermining the ACA through the executive branch and federalism: what the Trump administration's approach to health reform means for older Americans. J Aging Soc Policy. 2018 Apr 12; 1-18. PMID: 29649407.
  2. Nadash P, Miller EA, Jones DK, Gusmano MK, Rosenbaum S. A series of unfortunate events: implications of Republican efforts to repeal and replace the affordable care act for older adults. J Aging Soc Policy. 2018 Apr 10. PMID: 29634455.
  3. Wilk AS, Evans LC, Jones DK. Expanding Medicaid Access without Expanding Medicaid: Why Did Some Nonexpansion States Continue the Primary Care Fee Bump? J Health Polit Policy Law. 2018 Feb 01; 43(1):109-127. PMID: 28972017.
  4. Perreira KM, Jones DK, Oberlander J. Capping Medicaid Funding-Lessons From Puerto Rico. Am J Public Health. 2017 Dec; 107(12):1900-1901. PMID: 29116848.
  5. Bachman SS, Wachman M, Manning L, Cohen AM, Seifert RW, Jones DK, Fitzgerald T, Nuzum R, Riley P. Social Work's Role in Medicaid Reform: A Qualitative Study. Am J Public Health. 2017 Dec; 107(S3):S250-S255.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29236537.
  6. 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.
  7. Jones DK. Lavatories of Democracy? Health Reform and Federalism in the Trump Era. Milbank Q. 2017 09; 95(3):470-473. PMID: 28895221.
  8. Jones, David K. Health Reform in the South: Re-tracing Robert Kennedy's Steps in the Mississippi Delta. World Medical & Health Policy. 2017; 9(2):225-238.
  9. Jones DK. The Democrats' Dilemma. Milbank Q. 2017 06; 95(2):241-244. PMID: 28589607.
  10. 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;.
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