Dora Clayton-Jones, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-PC

Dora Clayton-Jones
Dora Clayton-Jones, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-PCMarquette University

Clark Hall, 337

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6190

Assistant Professor

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., Marquette University

Courses Taught

Nursing 1001: Nursing in the Jesuit Tradition

Nursing 3964: Family and Community Centered

Nursing 6550:  Family Centered Nursing of Children Theory

Nursing 6551: Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families

Nursing 8010:  Vulnerable Populations

Research Interests

The goal of my program of research is to promote health equity for vulnerable adolescents and emerging adults. I am currently examining the health care transition experiences of adolescents and emerging adults living with sickle cell disease and ways to promote their self-efficacy and transition readiness. My research interests include spirituality and health in adolescents, self-management of chronic conditions, health disparities and equity, qualitative research, and community based participatory research.

Professional Affiliations

Midwest Nursing Research Society

Sigma Theta Tau International

International Association of Sickle Nurses and Professional Associates

Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority

National Black Nurses Association

American Nurses’ Association

Wisconsin Nurses Association


Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (CPNP-PC)


Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

Clayton-Jones, D., Haglund, K., Schaefer, J., Koenig, H., and George Dalmida, S. (2019). Use
of the Spiritual Development Framework in conducting spirituality and health research with adolescents. Journal of Religion and Health.

George Dalmida, S., Aduloju-Ajijola, N., Clayton-Jones, D., Thomas, T.L., Erazo Toscano, R.J., Lewis, R., Fleming, T., Taylor, S., and Lungyong, M. (2018). Sexual Risk Behaviors of African American Adolescent Females: The Role of Cognitive and Religious Factors. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 29(1), 74-83.

George Dalmida, S., McCoy, K., Koenig, H.G., Miller, A., Holstad, M., Thomas, T., Clayton-Jones, D., Grant, M., Wirani, M.M., Fleming, T., & Mugoya, G.T. (2018). Correlates and predictors of HIV medication adherence in outpatients living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of HIV/Aids & Social Services.

George, S., McCoy, K., Koenig, H.G., Miller, A., Holstad, M., Mugoya, G.T., Clayton-Jones, D., Thomas, T., Grant, M., Fleming, T., & Wirani, M.M. (2017). Examination of the Role of Religious and Psychosocial Factors in HIV Medication Adherence Rates. Journal of Religion and Health, 56(6), 2144-2161.

Clayton-Jones, D. & Haglund, K. (2016). The Role of Spirituality and Religiosity in Adolescents and Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 34(4): 351-360

Clayton-Jones, D., Haglund, K., Belknap, R.A., & Schaefer, J., Thompson, A.A. (2016). How Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease Describe and Experience Spirituality and Religiosity. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(6), 686-703.


Non-Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

Clayton-Jones, D. (July 17, 2018). My journey through Wakanda and lessons on leadership. Reflections on Nursing Leadership. Retrieved from 

Clayton-Jones, Dora. “Honesty, Courage, and Patience: How to Eliminate Disparities and Reduce the Infant Mortality Rate for Black Babies.”Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: Statistics and Strengths-Based Solutions in the State of Wisconsin. (2014).




2018  Perspectives of Emerging Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease using a Community Based Participatory Approach, Principal Investigator D. Clayton-Jones, Frenn Award-Marquette University College of Nursing,

2017    Health Care Transition Experiences among Adolescents Living with Sickle Cell Disease, Principal Investigator, D. Clayton-Jones, Marquette University Committee on Research-Regular Research Grant & Summer Faculty Fellowship (SFF-RRG)

2017    Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)-Functional and Translational Genomics of Blood Disorders, Principal Investigator- Dr. Betty Pace, Role-Mentee, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-National Institute of Health

2017    Health Care Transition Experiences among Emerging Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease, Principal Investigator D. Clayton-Jones, Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority Incorporated Research

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