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Abenaa Jones Ph.D.

Abenaa Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies


Biography:

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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