Dr. Lucretia E. Jones
Lucretia E. Jones, DrPH, MPH (she/her/hers) is a Black woman and resident of the Longwood section of the South Bronx in the same home she was born and raised in decades ago. It is her love of this community that inspired her passion and activism work on education, equity, addressing health disparities, ethics and community engaged research.
Dr. Jones is an Epidemiologist at the NYC Health Department where she has worked for 28 years and the CEO of Generational Health & Wellness. She was the founding Board Chair in 1994 of a grassroots CBO Mothers on the Move (MOM), a founding Board member of the new CUNY School of Public Health’s Alumni Board in 2014, is currently a board member of the BxCRRB and the Community Engaged Research Academy (CERA), a CERA graduate, on St Margaret’s Church Vestry, and a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Ambassador. Lucretia was so excited when she heard about the BxCRRB and joined because it finally was an opportunity to merge her epidemiology research work with her community engagement work.
Lucretia received her Doctorate from CUNY’s School of Public Health, her MPH from Columbia’s Mailman School, and her BA from Brandeis U. Lucretia is the mother of two adult children, a son teaching in Japan for the past 15years and a daughter living in her 3 family home. Dealing with her family’s health issues has lead Dr. Jones’ interest and experience in health communities such as congenital disorders, childhood asthma, environmental health, Hep C, obesity, elder care, and wellness. Email is the best way to reach Dr. Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org