Clara Jones, MD, MPH, CPH


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




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

Research Focus:

Kidney function in HIV, Micronutrients in HIV, insulin resistance in HIV, substance abuse

Select Publications:

Sudha V, Spiegelman D, Hong B, Malik V, Jones C, Wedick NM, Hu FB, Willett W, Bai MR, Ponnalagu MM, Arumugam K, Mohan V.; “Consumer Acceptance and Preference Study (CAPS) on brown and undermilled Indian rice varieties in Chennai, India.”  J Am Coll Nutr. 2013;32(1):50-7.

Falcone EL, Mangili A, Tang AM, Jones CY, Woods MN, Polak JF, Wanke CA."Micronutrient Levels and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Adults with HIV", American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2010:91(5):1213-1219

Jones CP, Jones CY, Perry GS, Barclay G, Jones CA. Addressing the Social Determinants of Children’s Health: A Cliff Analogy. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2009;20(Suppl):1-12.

Jones CP, Truman BI, Elam-Evans LD, Jones CA, Jones CY, Jiles R, Rumisha SF, Perry GS. Using “Socially Assigned Race” to Probe White Advantages in Health Status. Ethnicity and Disease 2008;18(4):496-504.

Jones, CY, Jones, CA, Wilson, IB, Knox, TA, Levey, AS, Spiegelman, D, Gorbach, SL, VanLente, F, Stevens, LA, “Creatinine and Cystatin C in an HIV Cohort: the Nutrition for Healthy Living Study” , American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 51(6):914-924, June 2008. 

Jones, CY, "Metabolic Syndrome in HIV-Infected Patients: No Different Than the General Population?”, Clinical Infectious Disease 44(5):735-738, 2007.

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”, JAIDS, 43(4):475-482, 2006

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.

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.

Hendricks KM, Willis K, Houser R, Jones CY. Obesity in HIV-infection: dietary correlates. J Am Coll Nutr. 2006 Aug;25(4):321-31.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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]