Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. 

Senior Fellow

Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Cardiovascular Research Institute

Adjunct Associate Professor

Community Health & Preventive Medicine
Location: Medical Education Building, Room 202
Phone: (404) 756-5216


Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology

Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
Degree: Master of Public Health

Stanford University School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Wellesley College
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology

Research Interests

Dr. Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.  She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high quality health care, but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism).

Honors and Awards

2012: Senior Fellow in Health Disparities Research - W. Montague Cobb/National Medical Association (NMA) Health Institute

2011: John Snow Award - Epidemiology Section, American Public Health Association and the Royal Society for Public Health

2010: Distinguished Service Award - Georgia State Medical Association

2010: Presidential Citation - Society for Public Health Education

2009: Hildrus A. Poindexter Distinguished Service Award - Black Caucus of Health Workers, American Public Health Association

2009: Nominee, Charles C. Shepard Science Award - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nominated in the category "Assessment and Epidemiology" for the publication:

Jones CP, Truman BI, Elam-Evans LD, Jones CA, Jones CY, Jiles R, Rumisha SF, Perry GS. Using "socially assigned race" to probe White advantages in health status. Ethnicity and Disease 2008;18(4):496-504.

2009: Fellow - American College of Epidemiology

2008: Delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention - Elected by Democratic voters of Georgia's 5th Congressional District

2006: Fulbright Senior Specialists Roster - US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

2006: Inspirational Women: Signatures of Success honoree - Nu Lambda Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

2005: Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2006

2003: David Satcher Award - Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education