Lenette M. Jones, PhD, ACNS-BC, RN

Lenette Jones

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
Room 2180 400 NIB

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 763-1371
Lenette Jones is accepting new PhD students.


  • Hypertension
  • Health disparities
  • Neurobiological mechanisms of interventions
  • Health information behavior

Dr. Jones is a behavioral nurse scientist interested in eliminating the health disparities affecting African-American women with hypertension. Her program of research is focused on uncovering the mechanisms – biological, psychological, social, and physical – of self-management interventions. She uses neuroimaging (fMRI) to explore the neuroprocesses associated with self-management behaviors, such as diet, exercise, and medication-taking. She also examines how health information behavior (seeking, sharing, and use) can be enhanced to support blood pressure self-management. In her current studies, Dr. Jones is designing and pilot-testing interventions to improve self-management of blood pressure among African American women.


Dr. Jones’s teaching philosophy is guided by three core principles: structure, support, and engagement. She aims to create an environment that students: 1) understand requirements to demonstrate mastery of course content, 2) feel respected, supported, and are respectful of others, 3) utilize critical thinking skills to problem solve and 4) are encouraged to think of and share ideas that are innovative and creative.

In addition to teaching in the classroom setting, Dr. Jones has mentored many undergraduate and graduate students, in nursing and other disciplines.

Affiliations / Service

  • Chair, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Self-Care Research Interest Group, 2017-2018
  • Member, American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, 2016-2018
  • Member, Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2014 – present
  • Member, National Black Nurses Association, 2013 – present
  • Member, American Nurses Association, 2010 – present
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Rho Chapter

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Scholar, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) Program, 2017
  • Scholar, National Institutes of Health, “Grantwriting Uncovered: Maximizing Strategies, Help, Opportunity, Experience” Program (GUMSHOE), 2016
  • Scholar, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar, 2016
  • Dissertation Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society 39th Annual Conference, Self-Care Research Interest Group, 2015
  • Josephine Sana Memorial Graduation Award, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 2010
  • Ruth Neumann Scholar, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1998-2002


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2017
  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2014
  • MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2011
  • BSN, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2002

Publication Highlights

  • Jones, L.M., Wright, K.D., Wallace, M. K., Veinot, T.C. (In press). “Take an opportunity whenever you get it”: Information Sharing among African-American Women with Hypertension. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology

  • Jones, L.M., Veinot, T.C., Pressler, S. J., Coleman-Burns, P.W., McCall, A.M. (In press). Exploring Predictors of Information Use to Self-Manage Blood Pressure in African American Women with Hypertension. Journal of Minority and Immigrant Health

  • Jones, L.M., Rosemberg, M-A, & Wright, K.D. (In press). Demystifying Cultural Misconceptions of Hypertension: Opportunities for the Advanced Practice Nurse to Enhance Self-Management of Blood Pressure in African American Women. Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Jones, L.M., Veinot, T.C., & Pressler, S. J. (2017). Cell Phone Information Seeking Explains Blood Pressure in African American Women. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 0193945916689069

  • Moore, S.M., Jones, L., Alemi, F. (2016). Family Self-tailoring: Applying a Systems Approach to Improving Family Healthy Living Behaviors. Nursing Outlook, 63(4), 306-311.

  • Piscotty, R. J., & Jones, L. M. (2016). Social media use and critical care nursing: Implications for practice. Nursing2016 Critical Care, 11(3), 1-5.

  • Tate, N., Dillaway, H., Yarandi, H., Jones, L., & Wilson, F. (2015). An Examination of Eating Behaviors, Physical Activity, and Obesity in African American Adolescents: Gender, Socioeconomic Status, and Residential Status Differences. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29(3), 243-254.