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Ph.D., Marquette University
NURS 1001: Nursing in the Jesuit Tradition
NURS 3964: Family and Community Centered
NURS 6550: Family Centered Nursing of Children Theory
NURS 6551: Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families
NURS 8010: Health Equity, Health Disparities, and Vulnerable Populations
The focus of my program of research is to advance health equity for vulnerable adolescents and young adults with chronic illnesses including sickle cell disease. Using community based participatory research (CBPR) and qualitative research methods I engage the community and recipients of interventions in developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions that optimize self-management behaviors and health care 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.
Midwest Nursing Research Society
Sigma Theta Tau International
International Association of Sickle Nurses and Professional Associates
National Black Nurses Association
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (CPNP-PC)
Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Clayton-Jones
Clayton-Jones, D., Matthie, N., Treadwell, M., Field, J.J., Mager, A., Sawdy, R., George Dalmida, S., Leonard, C., Koch, K., & Haglund, K. Social and Psychological Factors Associated with Health Care Transition for Young Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease (2019). Journal of Transcultural Nursing. doi: 10.1177/1043659619896837
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.
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).
2019-2020: PI, (Co-I: Haglund, K. Co-I: Behket, A. Co-I: Ong, L. Co-I: Jones, W.). “Development of an Intervention in a Faith Based Community to Support Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease.” Community Engaged Research Partnership Development Grant-Marquette University Office of the Provost/Office of Community Engagement.
2018-2019: PI. “Perspectives of Emerging Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease using a Community Based Participatory Approach.” Clayton-Jones, Frenn Award-Marquette University College of Nursing.
2018-2019: PI. “Health Care Transition Experiences among Adolescents Living with Sickle Cell Disease.” Marquette University Committee on Research-Regular Research Grant & Summer Faculty Fellowship (SFF-RRG).
2017-2018: Mentee, (PI: Pace, B.). National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-National Institute of Health.
2017-2018: PI, (Co-I: Field, J.J.). Health Care Transition Experiences among Emerging Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease.” Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority Incorporated Research Grant.
2016-2018: PI, (Co-I: Ong, L.). “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use among Ethnic Minority Adolescents.” New Connections-Robert Wood Foundation Publication Support.
2016-2018: PI, (Co-I: Field, J.J.). “Health Care Transition Experiences among Emerging Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease.” Harriet H. Werley Nursing Faculty Research Award.