She graduated from medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City in 2001 and was a regular contributor to the medical student section of the Journal of the American Medical Association. She received a scholarship to conduct research in the department of plastic surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, as well as a summer research fellowship in pediatric surgery at the University of Southern California, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health. She also completed research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City in its Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Jones was the principal investigator of several clinical trials relating to sleep, diabetes and metabolism, and she won first place in the Peter Cyrus Rizzo III research competition. She has worked part-time as a food critic in New York City, a medical cartoonist and Chief Resident of Rehabilitation Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan.
Dr. Jones is the author of the popular blog, “Get Better Health.com,” which won The Best New Medical Blog award in 2007. She was also an editor of the Science Based Medicine blog and a contributor to The Health Care Blog. She was inducted as a member of the National Press Club in Washington, DC in July, 2008.
Dr. Jones has been quoted by various major media outlets, including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, and the LA Times. She has been a guest on over 40 different radio shows, and has produced many popular podcasts and videos. She was a regular contributor to ABC News Channel 8 in Washington, DC, volunteers with the Red Cross, and provides telemedicine coverage at DocTalker Family Medicine, a direct primary care practice in Vienna, Virginia. Dr. Jones currently resides in Spokane, WA where she was the Medical Director of Admissions for Saint Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute.
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