Clara Jones, MD, MPH


Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Nutrition/Infection Unit


Tufts University School of Medicine
150 Harrison Avenue, Jaharis 2
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617.636.3538
Fax: 617.636.6623


MD, Harvard Medical School
MPH, Harvard University School of Public Health

Research Focus:

The effects of overweight/obesity on HIV progression in women; insulin resistance in HIV-infected persons, micronutrients in HIV-infected women; EKG changes in HIV-infected persons.

Select Publications:

  1. Jones CY. Metabolic syndrome in HIV-infected patients: no different than the general population? Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Mar 1;44(5):735-8. Epub 2007 Jan 22.
  2. Jones CY, Tang AM, Forrester JE, Huang J, Hendricks KM, Knox TA, Spiegelman D, Semba RD, Woods MN. Micronutrient levels and HIV disease status in HIV-infected patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy in the Nutrition for Healthy Living cohort. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2006 Dec 1;43(4):475-82.
  3. Hendricks KM, Willis K, Houser R, Jones CY. Obesity in HIV-infection: dietary correlates. J Am Coll Nutr. 2006 Aug;25(4):321-31.
  4. Jones CY, Wilson IB, Greenberg AS, Shevitz A, Knox TA, Gorbach SL, Spiegelman D, Jacobson DL, Wanke C. Insulin resistance in HIV-infected men and women in the nutrition for healthy living cohort. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2005 Oct 1;40(2):202-11.
  5. Jones CY, Hogan J, Snyder B, Klein R, Rompalo A, Schuman P, Carpenter C. Overweight and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Progression in Women: Associations HIV Disease Progression and Changes in Body Mass Index in Women in the HIV Epidemiology Research Study Cohort. Clin Infect Dis 2003; 37:S69-80.
  6. Woods MN, Tang AM, Forrester J, Jones C, Hendricks K, Ding B, Knox TA. Effect of dietary intake and protease inhibitors on serum vitamin B12 levels in a cohort of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-positive patients. Clin Infect Dis 2003;37:S121-31.
  7. Merchant AT, Jones C, Kiure A, Kupka R, Fitzmaurice G, Herrera MG, Fawzi WW. Water and sanitation associated with improved child growth. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2003;57(12):1562-8.
  8. Jones C, Tchetgen E. The connection between body fat and CD4. 4th International Conference on Nutrition and HIV Infection. Cannes, France, 2001: P-2. [Abstract]