Lovell Jones

Professor Emeritus, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
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Lovell Jones is Professor Emeritus at both UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and the UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Before he retired, he was Professor in the Department of Health Disparities Research and in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at MD Anderson as well as Research Professor of Social Work at the University of Houston. He is the founding co-chair of the Intercultural Cancer Council, the nation’s largest multicultural health policy group focused on minorities, the medically underserved, and cancer. In addition, he is the founder of the Health Disparities, Education, Awareness, Research and Training (HDEART) Consortium, which attempts to address health disparities utilizing the "Biopsychosocial Model.” He has served on the board of directors of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Prostate Health Council of the American Foundation for Urologic Diseases. Dr. Jones also served on the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable for Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine and on the Environmental Protection Agency's Scientific Advisory Panel. He has published over 120 articles on subjects ranging from hormonal carcinogenesis to health policy in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. His current research projects include an examination of diet and exercise in reducing the risk of breast cancer and preventing tumor recurrence in breast cancer survivors, and an investigation of the relationship between the environment and genes in the development of disease in migrant farm worker children. Dr. Jones earned a PhD in zoology, with an emphasis on endocrinology and tumor biology, from the University of California, Berkeley.