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

NURS 1001: Nursing in the Jesuit Tradition

NURS 3965:  Community Centered Nursing Clinical

NURS 3966:  Family Centered Nursing Clinical

NURS 6550:  Family Centered Nursing of Children Theory (online)

NURS 8010:  Health Equityand Disparity

Research Interests

Dr. Clayton-Jones is a community engaged scholar. The aim of her program of research is to advance health and health care equity for adolescents and young adults living with chronic illnesses. Using community based participatory research (CBPR) and qualitative research methods, she engages the community and recipients of interventions in developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions that optimize self-management behaviors and health care transition readiness. Dr. Clayton Jones’s research interests include self-management of chronic conditions to include sickle cell disease, health disparities and equity, spirituality and health in adolescents, qualitative research, and community based participatory research.

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Sigma Theta Tau International

International Association of Sickle Nurses and Professional Associates

National Black Nurses Association

Health Care Transition Research Consortium


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


Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Clayton-Jones

Honors and Awards

2021    Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators.

2021     Marquette University Community Engaged Research Partnership Award

2019     Scholar, Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute, The University of Maryland Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity

2018     Selected Scholar, Health Equity Leadership Institute (, The University  of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health & The University of Maryland School of Public Health, Madison, WI 

2017               Selected Scholar, Diversity Scholars Network at the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), University of Michigan 

2011, 2013      Fellow, Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellowship 


2021-2024: PI.  "Eliminating Sickle Cell Disparities among Youth: The POSSE Intervention, Principal Investigator, D. Clayton-Jones, Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators

2020-2021: PI, (Co-I: Haglund, K. Co-I: Behket, A. Co-I: Ong, L.). Exploring COVID-19 with Young Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease: A Community-based, Photovoice Project, Principal Investigator D. Clayton-Jones, Frenn Award-Marquette University College of Nursing.                        

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.

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