Dr. David Jones is a licensed professional counselor, a counselor educator, and a researcher. He received his B.S. in Environmental Resources from Eastern Kentucky University, his M.P.H in Environmental Health from University of Alabama, Birmingham, his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University, and his Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from University of Cincinnati.

Prior to Regent, David was an assistant professor and a career counselor at Cincinnati Christian University. He also had a private practice in Ohio where he worked with individuals, couples, and families. Before his career change to professional counseling, David was an epidemiologist for 14 years working at the state and local level with a focus on maternal and child health.

David has a passion for strengthening communities and families to prevent and disrupt the poor health outcomes. David believes by moving upstream (prevention), we as a community can intercept the deleterious social influences that impact this generation and the next. To achieve this a multidimensional framework is applied to gain knowledge and implement interventions across communities to increase wellness. David's scholarly interests include prevention, health inequity, social determinants of health, resilience, mixed methods research, community-based participatory research, and spirituality/religion in counseling.


Emerging Leader(New Professional), Ohio Counseling Association, Columbus, OH


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Jones, D. E., Tang, M., Folger, A., Ammerman, R. T., Short, J. A., & Van Ginkel, J. B. Neighborhood effects on PND symptom severity for women enrolled in a home visiting program. Community Mental Health Journal

Jones, D. E., & Tang, M. (2016). Health inequality: What counselors need to know to act. Vistas, 60. https://ccuniversity.academia.edu/DavidJones

Defranco, E., Hall, E., Hossain, M., Chen, A., Haynes, E. N., Jones, D. E., Ren, S., Lu, L., & Muglia, L. (2015). Air pollution and stillbirth risk: Exposure to airborne particulate matter during pregnancy is associated with fetal death. PLOS One 10 (3) : e0120594. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120594 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0120594

Hall, E. S., Goyal, N. K., Ammerman, R. T., Miller, M. M., Jones, D., Short, J. A., & Van Ginkel, J. B. (2014). Development of a linked perinatal data resource from state administrative and community-based program data. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18 (1), 316-325. doi: 10.1007/s10995-013-1236-7 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23420307

Goyal N. K., Hall, E. S., Jones, D. E., Meinzen-Derr, J. K., Short, J. A., & Ammerman R. T. (2014). Association of maternal and community factors with enrollment in home visiting among at-risk, first time mothers. American Journal of Public Health , 104 (S1), S144-S151. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301488 http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2013.301488

DeFranco, E., Chen, A., Xu, F., Hall, E., Hossain, M., Haynes, E., Jones, D., & Muglia L. (2014). Air pollution and risk of prematurity: Exposure to airborne particulate matter during pregnancy is associated with preterm birth risk. American Journal of Obstetric & Gynecology, 210 (1). doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2013.10.736

Hall, E. S., South, A. P., Jones, D. E., Meinzen-Derr, J., Huo, S., Liu L., & Greenberg, J. M. (2012). Spatial analysis in support of community health intervention strategies. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. American Medical Informatics Association , 2012 , 311-320. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3540564/

South, A. P., Jones, D. E., Hall, E. S., Huo, S., Meinzen-Derr, J., Liu L., & Greenberg, J. M. (2012). Spatial analysis of preterm birth demonstrates opportunities for targeted intervention. Maternal and Child Health Journal , 16 (2), 470-478. doi: 10.1007/s10995-011-0748-2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21290172

Slaughter, J. L., Pakrashi, T., Jones, D. E., South, A. P., & Shah, T. A. (2011). Echocardiographic detection of pulmonary hypertension in extremely low birth weight infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia requiring prolonged positive pressure ventilation. Journal of Perinatology , 31 (10), 635-640. doi: 10.1038/jp.2010.213


Murray, K. W., Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (in revisions). Chapter 12: Family systems theory and therapy. In J. Sommers-Flanagan, & R. Sommers-Flanagan (Eds.), Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice: Skills, Strategies, and Techniques (3rd. Ed). Wiley (reader)

Plano Clark, V. L. & Ivankova, N. V. (2015). Mixed methods research: A guide to the field. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE (editorial contributions)


Association for Counselor Education and Supervision; Association for Asserssment and Research in Counseling; American Counseling Association; Center for Clinical and Translational Science adn Training; Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society; American Public Health Association

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Anna Ord, Psy.D.

M.S. in General Psychology Program Director

Assistant Professor

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Cassandra D. Page, Psy.D.

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Assistant Professor

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Jennifer Ripley, Ph.D.

Director of Marriage & Ministry Assessment Training & Empowerment (MMATE) Center


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Anderson B. Rowan, Ph.D.

Psy.D. Program Director


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James N. Sells, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Academics


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Jacqueline R. Smith, Ed.D.

Counseling Department Chair

Clinical Counseling Programs Director

Associate Professor

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MA in Human Services Counseling Program Director

Associate Professor

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Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision Program Director

Associate Professor

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