Nathan Jones

Credentials: Ph.D.

Position title: Senior Project Director


Phone: (608) 890-4724

Dr. Nathan Jones joined the UWSC project director staff in 2012. He is a demographer with extensive health-related survey research experience and has published papers on cancer mortality trends, chronic disease risk behaviors, and health disparities. Most recently, Dr. Jones was the facility director of the UW Carbone Cancer Center’s Survey Research Shared Service and an epidemiologist for several cancer-related research and outreach projects. He helped UWCCC research members plan and conduct diverse surveys of patients, health professionals, and family members on topics across the spectrum of cancer control.

Prior to joining the UWCCC, Dr. Jones was senior service fellow at the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health and was a coordinator of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System, a collaborative effort supported by WHO and the Canadian Public Health Association. The Global Tobacco Surveillance System’s components included the Global Youth Tobacco Survey, the Global School Personnel Survey, the Global Health Professional Students Survey, and the Global Adult Tobacco Survey. Dr. Jones has also been a researcher for the Indonesian Family Life Survey at the California Center for Population Research and a postdoctoral fellow at the RAND Corporation.

Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D. in demography from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA/MA in sociology from Emory University.