Rachel Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN
Faculty, School of Nursing
Office: 210A RB
Phone: 617 373 6806
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Education and Training:
PhD New York University
MS Pace University
BSN Case Western Reserve
Active RN, Mass & New Jersey; ANA Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Inactive NY, NJ
Women2Women: A Study of Relationships with Male Partners
HIV prevention in urban women, Web-based video on smartphones; Research methods
Boston Consortium Model Enhancement: Integrated Wellness Model for Women of Color SAMHSA (Interventionist) TI13011 (Lincoln & Nieves, Co-PIs); Past: NINR; National Library of Medicine; Healthcare Foundation of NJ; Macy Foundation
Principal Investigator (40%) Reducing urban women’s HIV risk: Soap opera videos streamed to mobile devices.
National Institute of Nursing Research R01NR014632 4/01/2015-1/31/2019 Total award $1,965, 180.
Completed NIH Funding
Principal Investigator: Reducing Urban Women’s HIV Risk: Soap Opera Videos on Video-Capable Cell Phones.
National Institute of Nursing Research – R01NR010860. NCE 02/28/2014, 12/01/2008- 11/30/2012 Total: $2,087,095.
Principal Investigator, A Decision Support System to Assess Urban Women’s HIV Sexual Risk Behavior.
National Library of Medicine – 2/1/05 – 1/30/08. $397,779 Total No cost extension to 12/30/09. G08 LM008349
Principal Investigator, Changing Women’s HIV Risk: Videos on Hand Held Computers. RO3
National Institute of Nursing Research – R03 NR009349 9/04 – 9/06. Total: $155,500
Interventionist (10%): Boston Consortium Model Enhancement: Integrated Wellness Model for Women of Color.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) TI13011 (Lincoln & Nieves, Co-PIs) 9/30/ 2014- 9/29/2017
Principal Investigator: Scripting a Guide Commentator Enhancement to “Love, Sex, and Choices” Soap Opera Video Intervention to Reduce HIV risk in Urban Women.
Macy’s District Grant $5,000. 3/ 2012-8/2012
Principal Investigator: Reducing Young Urban Women’s HIV Risk: Soap Opera Videos on Video-Capable Cell Phones.
Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. To script and film a 12-soap opera video series (based on formative research) that will constitute a video intervention. 4/08-4/09. Total Award: $154, 400
Principal Investigator: Award for The Sexual Pressure Scale and the Women’s Relative Sexual Risk Scale: Psychometric Evaluation.
Sigma Theta Tau International/American Nurses Foundation (ANF) Scholar. Amount of award:$7,500. 10/02
Principal Investigator: Sigma Theta Tau Upsilon Chapter Research Award. Amount of award: $500.00 5/00.
Jones, R., Lacroix, L. J., & Nolte, K. (2015). Is Your Man Stepping Out?” An online pilot study to evaluate acceptability of a guide-enhanced HIV prevention soap opera video series and feasibility of recruitment by Facebook© advertising, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jana.2015.01.004, 26, (4), 368–386. doi.org/10.1016/j.jana.2015.01.004, 26 (4), 368-386.
Jones, R., Hoover, D.R., Lacroix, L.J. (2013). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Soap Opera Videos Streamed to Smartphones to Reduce HIV Sex Risk in Young Urban African American Women, Nursing Outlook , DOI 10.1016/j.outlook.2013.03.006, 61 (4), 205-215. https://lovesexandchoices.neu.edu/publications/
Jones, R., & Lacroix, L.J. (2012). Using Smartphones to View Weekly Soap Opera Videos in a Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce HIV Risk in Young Adult, Urban African American/Black Women. DOI 10.1007/s10461-012-0170-9 AIDS & Behavior, 16, 1341–1358.
Jones, R. (2012). Handheld computers to run ACASI to assess HIV risk and deliver tailored soap opera video feedback: Acceptability among young adult urban women. DOI: 10.1016/j.jana.2011.04.001 Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 23 (3).260-267.
Jones, R., & Gulick, E. (2009).The Sexual Pressure Scale for Women-Revised. Research in Nursing and Health. 32, 71–85. – https://lovesexandchoices.neu.edu/publications/
Jones, R. (2008). Soap opera video on handheld computers to reduce urban women’s HIV risk. AIDS and Behavior, 12, 876–884. – https://lovesexandchoices.neu.edu/publications/
Jones, R., & Oliver, M. J. (2007). Young urban women’s patterns of unprotected sex with men engaging in HIV risk behaviors. AIDS and Behavior, 11 (6), 812-821. https://lovesexandchoices.neu.edu/publications/
Jones, R. (2006). Reliability and validity of the Sexual Pressure Scale. Research in Nursing and Health, 29, 281-293. – https://lovesexandchoices.neu.edu/publications/
Jones, R. (2004). Relationships of sexual imposition, dyadic trust, and sensation seeking with sexual risk behaviors in young urban women. Research in Nursing and Health, 27, 185-197.
Jones, R. (2003). Survey data collection using Audio Computer Assisted Self-Interview. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 25, 349-358.
Wilson, R. & Fulmer, T. (1998). Home health nurse’s initial experiences with wireless, pen-based computing. Public Health Nursing, 15, 225-232.
Wilson, R. & Fulmer, T. (1997). The introduction of wireless pen-based computing among visiting nurses in the inner-city: A qualitative study. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 14, 23-37.
Journal Articles (Non-refereed)
Jones, R. (2006) Sex Scripts and power: A framework to explain urban women’s HIV sexual risk with male partners. Nursing Clinics of North America, 41, 425-436.
Jones, R., (2006). Let’s talk about sex: Urban soap opera shows the power of young urban women in reducing their HIV sexual risk. Advance for Nurses, 6, (23), 35-36
Jones, R., & Jedrasik, E. (2000). Use of audio computer-assisted self-interview in AIDS risk research. Connect: Information Technology at NYU, 10 (2), Spring.
Areas of Expertise:
Expertise: HIV prevention in urban women; Social Media in Recruitment; women’s health; Quantitative Research Methods ; Theory informed research; Interests: social justice; complementary modalities, yoga, meditation
Honors & Awards:
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Excellence in HIV Prevention Award (2013); Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (2010); Lester Z.Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award, Healthcare Foundation of NJ (2010); N.J. Women and AIDS (NJWAN) awarded the Esteemed Woman in the Field of Women and HIV/AIDS (2009); Zonta Club of Essex County awarded Woman of the Year, “based on your contributions to uplifting the status of women….” Newark (2008); Recipient of the Nurse Educator of the New York Times Tribute to Nurses Award (2007)
Appointments/Clinical Practice Affiliation:
Faculty Senior Nurse Scientist at the Yvonne Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital (2014)
Professional & Community Service:
ENRS, Sigma Theta Tau, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, APHA