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Senior Advisor

Dr. Jones is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children in risky life situations. She has received continuous National Institutes of Health funding since 1994 and has written more than 195 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Jones has also authored two books, one on treating patients for substance use disorders and the other on comprehensive care for women who are pregnant and have substance use disorders. She also has written multiple textbook chapters on the topic of pregnancy and addiction, as well as editorial letters and non-peer-reviewed articles for clinicians.

In 2012 Dr. Jones won the Betty Ford Award from The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA) for her scientific contributions in advancing women’s addiction treatment. In 2018 she won the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) Women’s Services Champion Award and in 2019 she won the Marian W. Fischman Lectureship Award which recognizes contributions of an outstanding woman scientist in drug abuse research. She is a consultant for the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Dr. Jones leads or is involved in projects focused on improving the lives of children, women, and families in Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, India, Paraguay, the Republic of Georgia, South Africa, and the United States.

UNC Horizons is a substance use disorder treatment program for pregnant and/or parenting women and their children, including those whose lives have been touched by abuse and violence. It is a program of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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