Richard N. Jones, Sc.D.
Associate Director, Social and Health Policy Research
Institute for Aging Research
1200 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
||George Washington University
||Johns Hopkins University
Research Interests and Teaching Activities
My primary research interests include measurement, assessment and methodology development in the areas of mental health and quality of care. Substantive areas include depression, delirium, dementia and cognitive impairment. Application areas include clinical epidemiology, health disparities, cognitive and brain reserve, measurement bias, and interventions. I am an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology. My teaching activities include annual workshops in psychometrics (in Boston and in Friday Harbor, Washington) and facilitating tutorials in clinical epidemiology and population health at Harvard Medical School.
Cognitive impairment, depression, mental health, item response theory, latent variable models, structural equation model, clinical epidemiology
- Jones R, Manly J, Glymour M, Rentz D, Jefferson A, Stern Y. Conceptual and measurement challenges in research on cognitive reserve. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2011;in press. PMCID: in process.
- Liu S, Jones R, Glymour M. Implications of lifecourse epidemiology for research on determinants of adult disease. Public Health Reviews. 2010;32(2):44. (Open access http://www.publichealthreviews.eu/show/f/44).
- Jones R, Rudolph J, Inouye S, Yang F, Fong T, Milberg W, et al. Development of a unidimensional composite measure of neuropsychological functioning in older cardiac surgery patients with good measurement precision. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 2010;32(10):1049-51. PMC2919652
- Jones R, Fong TG, Metzger E, Tulebaev S, Yang FM, Alsop DC, et al. Aging, brain disease, and reserve: Implications for delirium. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2010;18(2):117-27. PMC2848522.
- Yang F, Marcantonio E, Inouye S, Kiely D, Rudolph J, Fearing M, et al. Phenomenological subtypes of delirium: Patterns, prevalence and prognosis. Psychosomatics. 2009;50(3):248-54. PMCID: PMC2705885
- Jones R. Identification of measurement differences between English and Spanish language versions of the Mini-Mental State Examination: Detecting differential item functioning using MIMIC modeling. Medical Care. 2006;44(11 Suppl 3):S124-S33.
- Jones R, Yang FM, Zhang Y, Kiely DK, Marcantonio ER, Inouye SK. Does educational attainment contribute to risk for delirium? A potential role for cognitive reserve. Journals of Gerontology Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 2006;61A(12):1307-11.
- Jones R, Fonda S. Use of an IRT-based latent variable model to link different forms of the CES-D from the Health and Retirement Study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2004;39(10):828-35.
- Jones RN, Gallo JJ. Education and sex differences in the Mini Mental State Examination: Effects of differential item functioning. Journals of Gerontology Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 2002;57B(6):P548-58.
- Jones R. Racial bias in the assessment of cognitive functioning of older adults. Aging & Mental Health. 2003;7(2):83-102.
- Jones R, Gallo J. Education bias in the Mini-Mental State Examination. International Psychogeriatrics. 2001;13(3):299-310.
- Jones RN, Gallo JJ. Dimensions of the Mini-Mental State Examination among community dwelling older adults. Psychological Medicine. 2000;30(May):605-18.