Malia Jones, PhD MPH, Co-founder & Director of Research
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Malia Jones is an interdisciplinary researcher working at the intersection of infectious disease, social epidemiology, demography, and geography. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community & Environmental Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on how the places we spend time affect our health, especially when it comes to infectious diseases and vaccines. Her current research program is funded by the National Institutes for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). She received an MPH and a Ph.D. in Public Health at UCLA and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. Her work has been published in journals including the American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, and Demography. She is also a co-founder of Dear Pandemic. She is a knitter, a mom to two boys, and has way too many pets.