Bridgette Jones, MD, MS

Bridgette Jones, MD, MS

Allergy/Asthma/Immunology& Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology,Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovation
Children’s Mercy

Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Academic Dean, Student Affairs, UMKC School of Medicine


Bridgette L. Jones, MD, MS holds a faculty appointment as Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKCSOM) in the divisions of Allergy/Asthma/Immunology and Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovation and at Children’s Mercy. She is a clinician scientist with a focus in therapeutics and interventions to improve the lives of children with asthma. She holds funding thru the National Institutes of Health and has also received other extramural and intramural resources to support her work. At the UMKCSOM she serves as the Assistant Academic Dean of Student Affairs. At Children’s Mercy Dr. Jones is the former medical director of the Office of Equity and Diversity. She started and continues to direct the Children’s Mercy Students Training in Academic Research (STAR 2.0) program which introduces high school students from under-represented backgrounds in science and medicine to those fields. Nationally, Dr. Jones is the immediate past Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Drugs and the immediate past chair of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma Immunology’s Asthma Cough Diagnosis and Treatment Committee. She is currently a member of the National Nominating Committee of the AAP. She is an editorial board member of the Journal of Allergy Asthma and Clinical Immunology in Practice. In addition, she serves as a member of the Food and Drug Administration Pediatric Advisory Committee and was appointed by the United States Secretary of Health to serve on the National Institutes of Health Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women. She is a standing member for the National Institutes of Health Lung Cellular and Molecular Immunology study section. She is wife to Rafiq and mother to Lola and Nora.

The Role of Data in Achieving Healthy Equity and Justice

This presentation will describe the current and potentially future uses of data for driving health equity and ultimately achieving health justice