Nana-Hawa Yayah Jones, MD

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4744

Fax 513-636-7486

Email nana.jones@cchmc.org

Clinical

Pediatric endocrinology; adherence in management of diabetes

Research

Quality improvement

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 CCHMC, 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.

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.

View PubMed Publications

Matlock K, Yayah Jones N, Kichler J, Corathers S. Clinical and psychosocial factors associated with suicidal ideation in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2017 May.

Golekoh MC, Cole CR, Jones NY. Severe Hypothyroidism from Iodine Deficiency Associated with Parenteral Nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2016 Nov;40(8):1191-1193.

Corathers SD, Kichler J, Jones NH, Houchen A, Jolly M, Morwessel N, Crawford P, Dolan LM, Hood KK. Improving depression screening for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132(5):e1395-402.