Randy Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN

Roberts Scholar
Associate Professor of Nursing
Assistant Director for Research

Department: Acute & Specialty Care
Department: Office for Nursing Research

Office: McLeod 4055
Phone: (434) 924-0125
Email: raj9c@Virginia.EDU
Fax: (434) 924-2787
I am an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. I received three degrees from UVA School of Nursing (BSN, MSN, and PhD) and a post-master's certificate (Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner). I like to hike and create paintings.

Dr. Randy Jones is an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. He graduated Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) in Fall 1998 with a bachelor's degree in biology. Dr. Jones entered the University of Virginia as a second-degree student and obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN), earned a Master's of Science in Nursing, a post-master's as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing, making him a triple Hoo (a person who graduates from UVA with 3 degrees). Dr. Jones currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate nursing students at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. His research interest is in prostate cancer, health disparities, and treatment decision-making. Dr. Jones has received internal and external funding, including a recent NIH/NCI R21 grant that focuses on advanced prostate cancer and treatment decision-making.

Research Focus

Health Disparities, Prostate cancer, Decision-making, Men's Health, Cancer, Psychosocial Behavior.

Clinical Focus

Psychiatric-Mental Health & Oncology.

Teaching Focus

Research & Health Assessment.

Publications

Journal Articles

Hollen, P.J., Gralla, R.J., Jones, R., Thomas, C., Brenin, D., Weiss, G., Schroen, A., & Petroni, G. (2013). A theory-based decision aid for patients with cancer: Results of feasibility and acceptability testing of DecisionKEYS for Cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(3), 889-899. PMCID: PMC3625630.

Jones, R. A., Steeves, R., Ropka, M. E., & Hollen, P. J. (2013). Capturing treatment decision making among patients with solid tumors and their support persons. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40(1), E24-31. PMCID: PMC3634347. doi:10.1188/13.onf.e24-e31

Klimmek, R., Noyes, E., Edington-Saunders, K., Logue, C., Jones, R.A., Wenzel, J. (2012). Training of Community Health Workers to Deliver Cancer Patient Navigation to Rural African American Seniors. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 6(2), 167-174. doi:10.1353/cpr.2012.0017

Wenzel, J., Jones, R., Klimmek, R., Szanton, S., & Krumm, S. (2012). Exploring the role of community health workers in providing cancer navigation: Perceptions of African American older adults. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39(3), E288-E298.

Hood, K.B., Hart, A. Jr., Belgrave, F.Z., Tademy, R.H., & Jones, R.A. (2012). The role of trust in health decision making among African American men recruited from urban barbershops. Journal of the National Medical Association, 104(7-8), 351-359.

Albrecht, T.A., Anderson, J.G., Jones, R., Bourguignon, C., & Taylor, A.G. (2012). A complementary care study combining flaxseed oil, caffeine, fasting, and exercise in women diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer: Findings from a case study. Holistic Nursing Practice, 26(6), 308-316.

Jones, R.A., Wenzel, J., Hinton, I., Cary, M., Jones, N.R., Krumm, S., & Ford, J.G. (2011). Exploring cancer support needs for older African American men with prostate cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 19(9), 1411-1419.

Williams, I. C., Utz, S. W., Jones, R., Hinton, I., Steeves, R., & Alexander, G. (2011). Recruitment of rural African Americans for research projects: Lessons learned. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 11(1), Retrieved from http://www.resourcenter.net/images/SNRS/Files/SOJNR_articles2/Vol11Num01Art08.html.

Jones, R., Wenzel, J., Klimmek, R., Szanton, S., & Krumm, S. (2010). Exploring the Role of Community Health Workers in Providing Cancer Navigation: Perceptions of African American Seniors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39(3), E288-E298.

Williams, I., Utz, S., Jones, R.A., Hinton, I., Steeves, R., & Alexander, G. (2010). Recruitment of rural African Americans for research projects: Lessons learned. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 11(1), 1-17.

Jones, R.A., Wenzel, J., Hinton, I., Cary, M., Jones, N.R., Krumm, S., & Ford, J.G. (2010). Exploring cancer support needs for older African American men with prostate cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer. Posted ahead of print on August 22, 2010 at http://www.springerlink.com/content/y58kj1, .

Jones, R.A., Steeves, R., & Williams, I. (2010). Family and friend interactions among African American men deciding whether to have a prostate cancer screening. Urologic Nursing, 30(3), 189-194.

Jones, R.A., Steeves, R. & Williams, I. (2009). Strategies for recruiting African American men into prostate cancer screening studies. Nursing Research, 58(6), 452-456.

Jones, R.A., Steeves, R., & Williams, I. (2009). How African American men decide whether or not to get prostate cancer screening. Cancer Nursing, 32(2), 166-172. doi:10.1097/NCC.0b013e3181982c6e

Utz, S., Williams, I., Jones, R., Hinton, I., Alexander, G., Moore, C., Blankenship, J., Steeves, R., Oliver, N. (2008). Culturally- Tailored Intervention for Rural African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes. The Diabetes Educator, 34(5), 854-865. PMID 18832290; NIHMSID# 453864.

Utz, S.W., Williams, I.C., Jones, R., Hinton, I., Alexander, G., Yan. G., Moore, C., Blankenship, J., Steeves, R. & Oliver, M.N. (2008). Culturally-tailored intervention for rural African Americans with type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Educator, 34(5), 854-865.

Utz,S. W.,Williams,I. C.,Jones,R.,Hinton,I.,Alexander,G.,Yan,G.,Moore,C.,Blankenship,J.,Steeves,R.,Oliver,M. N. (2008). Culturally tailored intervention for rural African Americans with type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes educator, 34(5), 854-865. doi:10.1177/0145721708323642

Jones, R. A., Taylor, A. G., Bourguignon, C., Steeves, R., Fraser, G., Lippert, M., Theodorescu, D., Mathews, H., & Kilbridge, K. L. (2008). Family interactions among African American prostate cancer survivors. Family & Community Health, 31(3), 213-220. doi:10.1097/01.FCH.0000324478.55706.fe

Hart,A.,Underwood,S. M.,Smith,W. R.,Bowen,D. J.,Rivers,B. M.,Jones,R. A.,Parker,D.,Allen,J. C. (2008). Recruiting African-American barbershops for prostate cancer education. Journal of the National Medical Association, 100(9), 1012-1020.

Alexander, G.K., Utz, S.W., Hinton, I., Williams, I., & Jones, R. (2008). Culture brokerage strategies in diabetes education. Public Health Nursing, 25(5), 461-470. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1446.2008.00730.x

Jones, R., Millon-Underwood, S., and Rivers, B. (2007). Reducing prostate cancer morbidity and mortality in African American men: Issues and challenges of the millennium. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 11(6), 865-872. PMID: 18063545.

Rivers, B., Million Underwood, S., Jones, R. (2007). Constructing and Testing Theory Relevant to theDetection and Control of Prostate Cancer in African American Men: A Research Imperative. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 11(1), 22-29.

Jones, R.A., Underwood, S.M. & Rivers, B.M. (2007). Reducing prostate cancer morbidity and mortality in African American men: issues and challenges. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 11(6.), 865-872. PMID: 18063545.

Rivers, B., Million Underwood, S. & Jones, R. (2007). Constructing and testing theory relevant to the detection and control of prostate cancer in African American men. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 11(1), 22-29.

Millon-Underwood, S., Jones, R. & Rivers, B. (2007). Prostate cancer in African American men: review of the science. Journal of Chi Eta Phi, 52(1), 1-7.

Jones, R. A., Taylor, A. G., Bourguignon, C., Steeves, R., Fraser, G., Lippert, M., Theodorescu, D., Mathews, H., & Kilbridge, K. L. (2007). Complementary and alternative medicine modality use and beliefs among African American prostate cancer survivors.. Oncology Nursing Forum.Online, 34(2), 359-364.

Rivers,B.,Millon-Underwood,S.,Jones,R. (2007). Constructing and Testing Theory Relevant to the Detection and Control of Prostate Cancer in African American Men: A Research Imperative. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 11(1), 22-29.

Millon-Underwood,S.,Jones,R.,Rivers,B. (2007). Prostate Cancer in African American Men: Review of the Science. Journal of Chi Eta Phi, 52(1), 1-7.

Jones,R. A.,Taylor,A. G.,Bourguignon,C.,Steeves,R.,Fraser,G.,Lippert,M.,Theodorescu,D.,Mathews,H.,Kilbridge,K. L. (2007). Complementary and alternative medicine modality use and beliefs among African American prostate cancer survivors. Oncology nursing forum, 34(2), 359-364.

Jones,R. A.,Underwood,S. M.,Rivers,B. M. (2007). Reducing prostate cancer morbidity and mortality in African American men: Issues and challenges. Clinical journal of oncology nursing, 11(6), 865-872. doi:10.1188/07.CJON.865-872

Jones,R. (2007). Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Diabetes. Practical Diabetology, 26(2), 24-26.

Utz, S.W., Steeves, R.H., Wenzel, J., Hinton, I., Jones, R.A., Andrews, D., Murphy, A., & Oliver, M.N. (2006). "Working hard with it": self-management of type 2 diabetes by rural African Americans. Family and Community Health, 29(3), 195-205. PMID/16775470.

Wenzel,J.,Utz,S. W.,Steeves,R. H.,Hinton,I.,Jones,R. A. (2006). Stories of diagnosis from rural Blacks with diabetes. Family & community health, 29(3), 206-213.

Utz,S. W.,Steeves,R. H.,Wenzel,J.,Hinton,I.,Jones,R. A.,Andrews,D.,Muphy,A.,Oliver,M. N. (2006). Working hard with it: self-management of type 2 diabetes by rural African Americans. Family & community health, 29(3), 195-205.

Jones,R. A.,Utz,S.,Wenzel,J.,Steeves,R.,Hinton,I.,Andrews,D.,Murphy,A.,Oliver,N. (2006). Use of complementary and alternative therapies by rural African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 12(5), 34-38.

Jones, R. and Wenzel, J. (2005). Prostate Cancer among African American males: understanding the current issues. Journal of National Black Nurses Association, 16(1), 55-62. PMID: 16255315.

Jones, R.A., & Wenzel, J. (2005). Prostate Cancer among African-American males: understanding the current issues. Journal of National Black Nurses Association, 16(1), 55-62. pmid./16255315.

Wenzel,J., Utz, S. W.,Steeves, R., Hinton, I., Jones, R. A. (2005). "Plenty of sickness": descriptions by African Americans living in rural areas with type 2 diabetes.. Diabetes Educator, 31(1), 98-107.

Wenzel,J.,Utz,S. W.,Steeves,R.,Hinton,I.,Jones,R. A. (2005). "Plenty of sickness": descriptions by African Americans living in rural areas with type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes educator, 31(1), 98-107.

Jones,R. A.,Wenzel,J. (2005). Prostate cancer among African-American males: understanding the current issues.. Journal of National Black Nurses Association, 16(1), 55-62.

Utz, S., Wenzel, J., Hinton, I., Jones, R., and Steeves, R. (2004). For Your Information: Commission onNursing Practice “Research Poster Session Highlights. ” Plenty of Sickness: Barriers and Facilitators toSelf-Management in Rural African Americans with Diabetes. Virginia Nurse Today, 11(4), 1-20.

Utz, S., Wenzel, J., Hinton, I., Jones, R. & Steeves, R. (2004). "Plenty of sickness": barriers and facilitators to self-management in rural African Americans with diabetes. Virginia Nurse Today, 11(4), 1-20.

Jones, R. (2003). African American Men: Making Health-Care Decisions. NBNA News, Summer, 24-26.

Jones,R. (2003). African American Men: Making Health-Care Decisions. NBNA News, , 24-26.

Book Sections

Jones,R. E.,Brashers,V. L.,Huether,S. E. (2008). Alterations of hormonal regulation.. In Huether,S. E., McCance,K. (Ed.), Understanding Pathophysiology (pp. ). St. Louis: Mosby

Certifications

  • Registered Nurse (RN) issued by Virginia Department of Health Professions, valid 7/1/00 - Present

Awards & Honors

  • Innovative Teaching Award, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (2009)
  • Jeanette Lancaster Endowment Fund of Faculty Excellence, University of Virginia School of Nursing (2009)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2009)
  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society Fellow, (2010)
  • Southern Nursing Research Society Researcher of the Year in Minority Health Award, National Medical Association (2005)
  • Southern Nursing Research Society Researcher of the Year in Minority Health Award, (2010)
  • Jeanette Lancaster Endowment Fund of Faculty Excellence, (2010)
  • Oscar and Ruth Lanford Research Award, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (2011)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, American Academy of Nursing (2012)
  • Davis-Sams Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Indiana University (2013)

Current Funded Grants

  • Decision Making in Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Principal Investigator (2/01/08 - 1/31/10)
  • Prostate Cancer Informational Study
    Principal Investigator (2/01/08 - 1/31/10)
  • Beliefs and Attitudes about Prostate Cancer among African Americans: Community Participatory Research
    Co-Investigator

Presentations

  • Factors Affecting Prostate Cancer Screening Decision-making among African Americans
    Southern Nursing Research Society
    (January 2, 10)
  • Examination of Rural African American Cancer Support and Resouce Needs might be helpful
    Southern Nursing Research Society
    (February 2, 10)
  • Decision-making Issues with Prostate Cancer Screening among African Americans
    Oncology Nursing Society Congress
    (November 5, 08)
  • Why not a Prostate Exam?
    National Black Nurses Association Conference
    (July 8, 07)
  • International Perspective on the Individual Cancer Experience
    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Congress
    (September 7, 07)

Professional Service

  • Diversity Committee, UVA School of Nursing (2001 - Present)
  • Research Committee, UVA School of Nursing (2008 - Present)
  • Research Committee, UVA Cancer Nursing (2005 - Present)
  • Health Disparities Board, UVA Cancer Center (2006 - Present)
  • Charlottesville Black Nurses Association (2001 - Present)
  • Southern Nursing Research Society (2009 - Present)
  • Virginia Prostate Cancer Coalition Board (2007 - Present)
  • Beta Kappa Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (2007 - Present)