Barbara Jones, PhD, MSW

Associate Dean for Health Affairs; Professor; Associate Director of Social Sciences and Community Based Research

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Barbara Jones is associate dean for health affairs and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work. She is co-director of the Institute for Collaborative Health Research and Practice.

Jones is associate director of social sciences and community-based research at the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes and professor of population health and psychiatry at Dell Medical School. She is a distinguished scholar and fellow of the National Academies of Practice and vice chair of the Social Work Academy. She is the past president of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers and recipient of the 2013 APOSW Social Worker of the Year Award. Jones was co-investigator on ExCEL in Social Work, an NCI-funded project to train oncology social workers, for which she received the 2014 American Psychosocial Oncology Society Outstanding Training and Education Award. She is a steering committee member of the Pediatric Palliative Care Research Network, a Project on Death in America social work scholar, and recipient of the PDIA Social Work Leadership Award.

Jones is associate editor of the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, and she is on the editorial board of the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. Her clinical experience is in pediatric and AYA oncology and palliative care. Jones conducts research on palliative care, mindfulness-based interventions, pediatric and AYA oncology, patient reported outcomes, and interprofessional education. She is co-course director of UT Austin Health’s Interprofessional Education Curriculum and a member of the IPE Steering Committee.

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Research Output 2003 2019

Comment on: Spiritual support: A model of care not to forget

Robert, R., Stavinoha, P., Jones, B. L., Robinson, J., Larson, K., Hicklen, R., Smith, B., Perko, K., Koch, K., Findley, S. & Weaver, M. S., Jan 1 2019, In : Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 66, 10, e27866.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Patient Transfer
Information Systems
Young Adult
Mental Health
Survival Rate
4 Citations (Scopus)

Shifting needs and preferences: Supporting young adult cancer patients during the transition from active treatment to survivorship care

Walsh, C., Currin-McCulloch, J., Simon, P., Zebrack, B. & Jones, B., Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. 8, 2, p. 114-121 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Transfer
Young Adult
Survival Rate
2 Citations (Scopus)

Spiritual assessment and spiritual care offerings as a standard of care in pediatric oncology: A recommendation informed by a systematic review of the literature

Robert, R., Stavinoha, P., Jones, B. L., Robinson, J., Larson, K., Hicklen, R., Smith, B., Perko, K., Koch, K., Findley, S. & Weaver, M. S., Sep 2019, In : Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 66, 9, e27764.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Standard of Care
Qualitative Research
Palliative Care
Young Adult
Professional Role