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Abenaa Jones Ph.D.

Abenaa Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies


Dr. Abenaa Jones is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University. Her work focuses on drug addiction and associated co-occurring factors (i.e., HIV/AIDS) and evaluating structural (i.e., judicial interventions, policies) and behavioral interventions aimed to reduce substance use and adverse outcomes. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a recently funded K01 Award entitled “Opioid Use Disorder among Criminal Justice-Involved Women: Integrating Trauma-Informed and Gender-Specific Care with Medication-Assisted Treatment.” Dr. Jones also serves as a Bridge Fellow for the large, multisite NIH/HIV Prevention Trials Network Project “INTEGRA: A Vanguard Study of Integrated Strategies for Linking Persons with Opioid Use Disorder to Care and Prevention for Addiction, HIV, HCV and Primary Care.

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