Diversity and cultural competence; non-adherence in the pediatric population; information technology in healthcare; medical education
Adherence in youth with type 1 diabetes
Nana-Hawa Yayah Jones, MD, is a new clinical faculty in the division of pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Yayah Jones recently arrived in Cincinnati from St. Louis, Missouri where she completed both pediatric residency and endocrinology fellowship at Washington University's St. Louis Children's Hospital (SLCH). An additional year was spent at SLCH as a pediatric chief resident. During all the years of Dr. Yayah Jones's training she was active in fostering diversity among the medical trainees and in fact founded the Washington University Minority Medical Association (WUMMA), a group of medical trainees whose focus was on recruitment, retention and community service. As creator and president of WUMMA she became active in the resident and fellows diversity initiative created by the Barnes Jewish Hospital Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence. She mentored undergraduate student, medical students and residents throughout her training.
During fellowship she fostered a special interest in children with chronic illness who are non-adherent to their medical regimen. Dr. Yayah Jone's research efforts will be geared towards the non-adherence type 1 diabetic who is often prone to recurrent hospitalizations and diabetes complications.
Education and Training
MD: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 2002.
Residency: Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2005.
Chief Residency: Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2006.
Fellowship: Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2009.