Camara Phyllis Jones

King's College London
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Public Affairs and Public Policy
Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD is a family physician, epidemiologist, and Past President of the American Public Health Association whose work focuses on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of our nation and the world. Dr. Jones is currently a Leverhulme Visiting Professor in Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London in the United Kingdom. She recently completed her tenure as the 2021-2022 Presidential Chair at the University of California, San Francisco. She previously taught six years at the Harvard School of Public Health, served fourteen years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and was a 2019-2020 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University and a 2021 Presidential Visiting Fellow at the Yale School of Medicine. She continues as an Adjunct Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and as a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Jones is celebrated for her allegories on "race" and racism because they illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss. Recognizing that racism saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources, she aims to inspire and equip ALL Americans to engage in a sustained National Campaign Against Racism with three tasks: Name racism. Ask “How is racism operating here?”. Organize and strategize to act. Jones earned her BA in Molecular Biology from Wellesley College, her MD from the Stanford University School of Medicine, and both her Master of Public Health and PhD in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. She also completed residency training in General Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins and in Family Medicine at the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center.
Last Updated