Dr. Jones is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. She obtained her masters degree in community/public health nursing from the Catholic University of America and her PhD in Nursing from Duquesne University School of Nursing. She recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Cancer Center. Dr. Jones’s research interests are in cancer prevention and control, risk-reduction of breast and ovarian cancers, and reducing cancer health disparities. She is particularly interested in addressing the disproportionate burden of breast cancer among young Black and Hispanic women by engaging these women with a high mutation risk in learning about their hereditary cancer risk, the benefits of having BRCA and other multi-panel genetic testing, risk-reduction strategies, and supporting them in navigating the healthcare system to reduce barriers to personalized cancer care and prevention. One primary research area focuses on developing a culturally appropriate intervention aimed at improving cancer risk assessment, uptake of genetic testing, and effective communication of genetic risk to at-risk relatives among minority women in community health settings.