Lucretia Jones, DrPH, MPH, is a resident of the South Bronx, New York. Her residency there is the reason why activism, equity, addressing health disparities, ethics, and community-engaged research are her passions. She was the founding board chair in 1994 of a grassroots community-based organization, Mothers on the Move, and is currently a board member of the Bronx Community Research Review Board (BxCRRB). After graduating from BxCRRB's Community Engaged Research Academy (CERA) in 2017, Jones became an advisor and facilitator for the 2018 CERA class. Her community work with residents and patients on engagement and issues of research and her personal experiences with research as a patient and caregiver motivated Jones to become a PCORI Ambassador. As a researcher and an Ambassador, she is looking forward to working nationally to enlighten healthcare professionals and academia about the necessity of patient-centered research. Jones has worked at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for 25 years. She is a Research Scientist and Director of the General Surveillance Unit in the Bureau of Communicable Disease overseeing a staff of epidemiologists who conduct case investigations for 37 diseases and outbreaks. Jones received her doctorate from the City University of New York’s School of Public Health, her Master of Public Health from Columbia's Mailman School, and her Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University.

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