Faculty Scholars

Faculty Scholar Karyn Jones, Ph.D.. at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Karyn Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
School of Nursing
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Contact: 864-656-1567 or karynj@clemson.edu


Who is Dr. Jones?

Karyn Jones has been a faculty member at Clemson University since 2002. Jones’ experience and expertise over 25 years as a scholar and teacher include foci on health communication, health behavior theory and interventions, and health disparities. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, and Communication Specialist with the Clemson University Center for Research on Health Disparities.

Her externally funded research includes:

  • “Mindfulness Interventions to Address Depression, Substance Misuse, and Physical Inactivity. ” (2018-2022). Co-Principal Investigator (L. Shi, PI). Greenville Health Authority. Amount: $558,972.
  • “Using Patient Characteristics to Design Tailored Motivational Interviewing (MI) Approaches for Counseling Patients with Uncontrolled HypertenHer sion: An Intervention Design and Feasibility Study.” Principal Investigator (M. Jindal, Co-PI). Private donor. Amount: $10,751.
  • “Improving Patient Communication for the 21st Century: Revising the Patient Needs Assessment Protocol.” (2017). Co-Principal Investigator (R.R. Sinclair, PI). Private donor. Amount: $19,938.
  • “Enhancing mHealth Technology in the PCMH Environment to Activate Chronic Care Patients.” (2016-2018). Co-Investigator/Collaborator (R. Gimbel, PI). Department of Defense. 

For more information, see her College Profile.

How Dr. Jones’ research is transforming health care

Jones’ research activities include identifying individual client characteristics that influence patient-provider communication and related outcomes; developing tailored messaging recommendations and protocols for health providers based on personal or individual client characteristics; documenting personal characteristics that impact resilience and coping among emergency department (ED) physicians; communication across interprofessional health care teams; clinical trials on the impact of mindfulness training programs on people recovering from alcohol or opioid misuse or depression, or experiencing low physical activity; and mHealth.


Health Research Expertise Keywords

Health Communication, Disability Studies, Media Effects