Dr. Krista Jones Named Director of UIC CON Urbana Campus

Photo of Dr. JonesDr. Krista Jones has been appointed Director of the UIC College of Nursing (CON) Urbana Regional Campus. Dr. Jones has been a member of our faculty since 2007. During her tenure, she has served as the Associate Director of the Urbana Regional Campus from 2012-2015 and Interim Director since May 2015, in which she has provided outstanding leadership to the faculty and staff of the Urbana Regional Campus and to the CON.

Dr. Jones is a productive and model member of our faculty. Her research interests include the development, implementation and evaluation of social-networking interventions to reduce risky behaviors and promote health with a particular focus on adolescent and young adult populations. As an emerging scholar, Dr. Jones has been successful at garnering research funding from multiple external agencies, and has been disseminating her scholarship through referred publications, and national and international presentations. Furthermore, her many consultations and clinical partnerships, has brought great visibility to the UIC CON.

Dr. Jones has been recognized by her peers through the receipt of many awards. In April 2015, she was awarded two New Investigator Awards by the Midwest Research Society (MNRS) Adolescent Health Section and the MNRS Public Health Section. In May 2014, she was awarded the UIC Silver Circle Award for Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Jones is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems Science.