Nora Jones, PhD - Associate Director
Nora Jones, PhD, is Associate Director of the CUB, as well as Assistant Professor and Director of Bioethics Education at the Center, where she founded and heads the MA in Urban Bioethics program. She earned her PhD in anthropology from Temple University in 2002, and has been working in bioethics for the last 17 years. Her areas of teaching and research include cultural competency in medicine, the relationship between the arts and medicine, urban bioethics, embodiment theory, and the public understanding of science and medicine. Her most recent publication address embodiment in transplant recipients and donors, clinical and patient representations of the body in pain, and qualitative methodology in bioethics research. Dr. Jones represents Temple Bioethics by teaching bioethics courses and speaking at conferences and rounds throughout the University and Hospital System, including the Katz School of Medicine, the College of Public Health, the Kornberg School of Dentistry, the Beasley School of Law, the Fox School of Business, and the College of Engineering.
- Lucas, Matthew S., LP Barakat, CM Ulrich, Nora L. Jones, JA Deatrick. Caregiver expectations for function among survivors of childhood brain tumors. Supportive Care in Cancer. In press.
- Lucas, Matthew S., LP Barakat, Nora L. Jones, CM Ulrich, and JA Deatrick. 2014. Expectations for function and independence by childhood brain tumors survivors and their mothers. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 4 (3): 233-251.
- Jones, Nora L. 2011. Embodied ethics: From the body as specimen and spectacle to the body as patient (pp. 72-85). In A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment, ed. FE Mascia-Lees. Wiley.
- Jones, Nora L. 2011. Representations of the body in pain: Anthropological approaches (pp. 753-761). In Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care: Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course, ed. RJ Moore. Springer.
- Jones, Nora L. 2009. The importance of embodiment in transplant ethics (pp. 689-698). In The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics, eds. V Ravitsky, A Fiester, and A Caplan. Springer.
- Jones, Nora L. 2008. Bioethics in this visual century. The American Journal of Bioethics 8 (12): 57-58.
- Jones, Nora L. 2007. A visual anthropological approach to the "edutainment" of BODY WORLDS. The American Journal of Bioethics7 (4): 40-42.
- Sankar P, Nora L. Jones, and J Karlawish. 2007. Evaluating existing and emerging connections among interdisciplinary researchers. BioScience 57 (11): 965-972.
- Sankar P, PR Wolpe, Nora L. Jones, and M Cho. 2006. How do women decide? Accepting or declining BRCA1/2 testing in a nationwide clinical sample in the United States. Community Genetics 9: 78-86.
- Sankar P and Nora L. Jones. 2005. To tell or not to tell: Primary care patients' disclosure deliberations. Archives of Internal Medicine 165 (20): 2378-2383.
- Jones, Nora L. 2003. Validity and applicability of the social sciences to and for bioethics. The American Journal of Bioethics 3 (3): 33-34.
- Sankar P and Nora L. Jones. 2003. Semi-structured interviews in bioethics research (pp. 117-136). In Advances in Bioethics, eds, L Jacoby and LA Siminoff. Emerald Group Publishing.
- Sankar P, S Mora, JF Merz, and Nora L. Jones. 2003. Patient perspectives of medical confidentiality. Journal of General Internal Medicine 18 (8): 659-669.
- Flicker LS, Nora L. Jones, M Aulisio, and Matthew S. Lucas. Educating with creativity and intention: An exploration of bioethics graduate programs. Panel Presentation. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, USA, October 2015.