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Lenette Jones, PhD, RN


Nancy S. and Michael B. McLelland Professor of Nursing

Dr. Jones is a behavioral nurse scientist interested in eliminating the health disparities affecting African-American women with hypertension. Her program of research is focused on uncovering the mechanisms – biological, psychological, social, and physical – of self-management interventions. She uses neuroimaging (fMRI) to explore the neuroprocesses associated with self-management behaviors, such as diet, exercise, and medication-taking. She also examines how health information behavior (seeking, sharing, and use) can be enhanced to support blood pressure self-management. In her current studies, Dr. Jones is designing and pilot-testing interventions to improve self-management of blood pressure among African American women.



University Affiliation(s)


Community and Professional Affiliation(s)

American Heart Association | American Nurses Association | Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators | Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority Inc. | Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. | Midwest Nursing Research Society | Sigma Theta Tau International

Research Area(s)

Health disparities | cardiovascular diseases


  • Co-investigator of: The simultaneous evaluation of intervention factors of a diet and lifestyle program for adults with a triple multimorbidity (overweight or obesity, hypertension, and prediabetes or type 2 diabetes)
  • Co-investigator of: Addressing Disparities in Genetic Diagnosis, Functional Impairments and Distress of Black Americans with Inherited Retinal Diseases
  • Co-investigator of: Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Core Center
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