Dr. Jennifer Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and serves as the Vice-Chair of the University of Toronto Health Sciences II Research Ethics Board. In 2009, she was appointed the Director of Research for the newly developed Cancer Survivorship Program at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and has been a Research Associate in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care since 2000. She was recently appointed an Associate Director for the Electronic Living Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Cancer Survivorship Research (ELLICSR), a 12,000 sq ft CFI funded centre that officially opened at University Health Network in June 2010.
Dr. Jones has broad research training and experience in both Psychosocial Oncology and Oncology Education including evaluation of clinical, educational and psychosocial interventions with both cancer patients and their families. She also works closely with the Oncology Education program at Princess Margaret Hospital and has also been involved in a number of initiatives in continuing medical education and professional development including the development and assessment of several psychosocial skills training courses. This past year she completed and published the results from a multi-site study funded through a University of Toronto Continuing Education Research & Development Grant to examine the impact of an innovative interactive skill based workshop on patient education skills for oncology health care providers.
Dr. Jones has also been awarded the Dave Davis CEPD Research Award for 2009-2010.