Jamila Jones, PhD, MPH

Jamila Jones

Jamila Jones, PhD, MPH serves as a Health Communications Officer and Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff in CDC’s Office of the Chief of Staff. In this role, Dr. Jones leads the implementation of CDC’s Moving Forward Initiative, support the director’s priorities related to employee engagement, and provide guidance on communication activities across the IOD.

Dr. Jones joined CDC in 2002 as a fellow in the Office of the Director. Throughout her career at CDC, Jones provided communication guidance and support to various CDC divisions and programs, such as the Division of Violence Prevention and the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, on their media, web, social media, and campaign activities. She has successfully implemented innovative and effective communication approaches that have increased the reach and impact of CDC’s messages, such as placements in NYC’s Times Square, Pandora radio, and Hulu. Before joining CDC, Dr. Jones served as a health educator in Jackson, MS, for state and local nonprofit organizations, where she led the implementation of youth education programs related to HIV/AIDS and tobacco use. She earned her bachelor’s degree in health education from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s degree in public health from Jackson State University, where she focused on community health and health policy. She also holds a doctorate degree in public health from Walden University.