Announcement from Sara Elnakib, chair of the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences.
Veronica Jones, Ph.D. joins the Rutgers Cooperative Extension as a Family and Community Health Sciences Educator for Essex County. She will be part of the Housing and Health Equity Cluster, supporting education, outreach and scholarship alongside colleagues in the Rutgers School of Social Work, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research.
Jones has more than 15 years of experience in managing public health and grant-based programs. Prior to this role, she was an Assistant Director of Program Operations at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center at Rutgers School of Nursing. She received her doctoral degree in Urban Systems with an Urban Health concentration from the Rutgers School of Nursing. In addition, she earned a master’s degree in Public Health degree in Urban Health Administration from the Rutgers School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Spelman College.
A Certified Health Education Specialist since 2011, Jones is committed to advancing health equity and justice through multi-disciplinary, community-based health programs, education, research and policy change.