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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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My Biography & Research

Biography

Nana-Hawa Yayah Jones, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology. Dr. Yayah Jones 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 a clinician here at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, she focuses on adherence in children with chronic diseases such as congenital hypothyroidism and insulin dependent diabetes. She is a quality improvement specialist and thus leads developing formal approaches to the systematically improving adherence in the management of congenital hypothyroidism in children as well as addressing the hospital and patient practices of insulin dependent diabetes patients who have surgery at Children's Hospital. Given her passion in adherence, Dr. Jones also works within the healthcare system to improve adherence for children at risk for adverse outcomes, especially in the care of diabetes patients.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric endocrinology; adherence in management of diabetes

Research Interests

Quality improvement

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Departments

Endocrinology, Diabetes, Endocrinology

My Locations

My Education

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.

My Publications

Hypothyroidism and Iodine Deficiency in Children on Chronic Parenteral Nutrition. Ikomi, C; Cole, CR; Vale, E; Golekoh, M; Khoury, JC; Jones, NY. Pediatrics. 2018; 141:e20173046-e20173046.

Severe Hypothyroidism From Iodine Deficiency Associated With Parenteral Nutrition. Golekoh, MC; Cole, CR; Jones, NY. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2016; 40:1191-1193.