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Nora Jones, PhD

Director, Master of Arts in Urban Bioethics Program 
Associate Director and Associate Professor, Center for Urban Bioethics

Nora Jones
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Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • PhD, Anthropology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2002
  • BS, Anthropology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, 1994


  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

Digital Bibliography

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Additional Publications

Lucas MS, Jones NL, Ulrich CM, and Deatrick JA. Meaning making and religiosity among survivors of childhood brain tumors and their caregivers: Beyond benefit finding when she doesn't fit the mold. Under Review, Social Science and Medicine

Alicea-Alvarez N, Reeves K, Lucas M, Huang D, Ortiz M, Segal M, and Jones NL. Preparing future healthcare providers for “neighborhood-centered care”: A case study of an educational intervention. Under Review, Journal of Urban Health

Lucas MS, Barakat LP, Jones NL, Ulrich CM, Deatrick JA. Expectations for function and independence by childhood brain tumors survivors and their mothers. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 2014; 4(3):233-51.

Jones NL. A visual anthropological approach to the ‘edutainment’ of Body Worlds. Am J Bioethics 2007; 7(4): 40-2

Sankar P, Karlawish J, Jones NL. Evaluating Existing and Emerging Connections Among Interdisciplinary Researchers. Bioscience 2007; 57(11): 965-72.

Sankar P, Wolpe PR, Jones NL, Cho MK. How do Women Decide? Accepting or Declining BRCA1/2 Testing in a Nationwide Clinical Sample in the United States. Community Genet 2006; 9(2): 78-86.

Sankar P, Jones NL. ‘To tell or not to tell: primary care patients’ disclosure deliberations.’ Arch Intern Med 2005; 165:2378-83.

Sankar P, Moran S, Merz JL, Jones NL. Perspectives on Medical Confidentiality: A Review of the Literature. J Gen Intern Med 2003; 8(18): 659-669.

Jones NL, Takaragawa S. Anthropology, Representation, and Museums. Ethnoscripts, special edition of Visuelle Anthropologie 2003; 5(1): 35-47.

Book Chapters

Jones NL. Representations of the Body in Pain: Anthropological Approaches. In Miller, R (ed) Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care. New York: Springer, 2012.

Jones NL. Embodied Ethics: From the Body as Specimen and Spectacle to the Body as Patient. In Lees, F (ed) A Companion to the Anthropology of Bodies/Embodiments. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2011

Jones NL. The Importance of Embodiment in Transplant Ethics. In Ravitsky, Fiester, and Caplan (eds) The Penn Center for Bioethics Guide to Bioethics. New York: Springer, 2009

Sankar P, Jones NL. Chapter 6: Semi-Structured Interviews in Bioethics Research. In Jacoby, L and Siminoff, L, eds Advances in Bioethics, v11: Empirical Methods for Bioethics: A Primer. London: Elsevier Ltd, 2008.