Carolynn Thomas Jones, DNP, MSPH, RN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, Lead Faculty MACPR
2nd Floor, Kinnear Rd.
760 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43212
Dr. Carolynn Thomas Jones is Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing and Faculty Lead for the Master of Clinical and Preclinical Research program that is offered by the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Medicine at OSU. She has over 30 years of experience working in clinical research roles ranging from coordinator, director, educator to PI. In addition to managing operations for multi-center clinical trials, she has also worked in multi-disciplinary clinical research workforce development in the United States and in low-resource countries. Her work in the NIH Fogarty Challenge Grant, “Promoting Enhanced Research Capacity for Global Health” (PERC) which was offered to 150 coordinators in 39 countries resulting in capacity development in multiple clinical research sites. Ms. Jones has a DNP in nursing with a concentration on clinical research nurse role delineation and an MSPH in Epidemiology focusing on cryptococcal disease in Alabama. She is mPI of the NCATS-sponsored DIAMOND grant that seeks to bridge training and connections among clinical research workforce across CTSA hubs. Her faculty practice also includes working with the Mycoses Study Group Education and Research Consortium, an independent 501c3, where she assists in advisory activities for antifungal drug and diagnostics development. She is Past-President of the Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research (CoAPCR) and is a member of: Commission on Accreditation (CoA) for CoAPCR, the Joint Task Force for Clinical Research Core Competency, International Association of Clinical Research Nurses, ACRP, DIA and SoCRA. She has published widely on subjects related to clinical research management, education and clinical research nurse role delineation; including the recently released ANA Scopes and Standards for Clinical Research Nurses.
Nursing quality indicators in clinical research; role delineation of clinical research nurses; clinical research core competency; educational assessment research; ionizing radiation exposures for healthcare workers; invasive fungal infections and emerging fungal resistance.
Funded Grants (Current/Recent)
Development, Implementation and Assessment of Novel Training in Domain-based Competencies (DIAMOND)” U01TR002013 “Collaborative Innovation Award (U01)”, Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Role: M-PI. MPIs: Vicki Ellingrod, PharmD (University of Michigan); Carolynn Jones, DNP, MSPH (OSU); Harry Selker, MD (Tufts University) and Sarah Peyre, PhD (University of Rochester). (Awarded, $2,331,955 Total).
“N-lighten Network: A Federated Platform for Education Resource Sharing”; Administrative Supplement to UL1TR001070-04 (PA-16-328); PI: Rebecca Jackson, MD, The Ohio State University. Program Role: Clinical Research Consultant (15% FTE), 9/1/17-4/20/18). Total Grant: $902,129 (Total Direct Costs: $737,840) Dates of Award: 08/01/16-04/20/18. Awarded. Ongoing
“AIDS Malignancy Consortium- Latin America Supplement”. Supplement to grant UM1CA121947 (PI: Ronald T. Mitsuyasu, UCLA). “AIDS Malignancy Consortium- Latin America Supplement”. NIH/NCI. Subcontract to UCLA. Carolynn Jones, DNP, MSPH (OSU), Role: PI- OSU Subcontract, (35% FTE) 9/1/17 – 8/31/18) (Awarded as a Subcontract from UCLA).
“Enhancing Clinical Research Professionals’ Training and Qualifications (ECRPTQ): Phase II Recommendations for Education and Training of Clinical and Translational Study Investigators and Research Coordinators- A Competency-Based Approach. NIH/NCATS Administrative Supplement UL1TR0004333-08S1. 12/2014 – 11/2016. PI: Thomas Shanley, MD, University of Michigan. Program Role: Consultant/Content Expert; Co-Lead Working Group 8. Awarded. Completed, Published)
Selected Publications (2010 – Current)
Hornung, C.A., Jones, C.T., Calvin-Naylor, N.A., Kerr, J., Sonstein, S.A., Hinkley, T., Ellingrod, V.L. (2017). Competency indices to assess the knowledge, skills and abilities of clinical research professionals (Submitted to: International Journal of Clinical Trials)
Saunders, J., Pimenta K., Zuspan, S.J., Berent, R., Herzog, N., Jones, C., Kocher, K., Robinson, V., Thomas, B., Stanley, R. (2017, December) Inclusion of the Joint Task Force Competency Domains in onboarding programs for clinical research coordinators: Variations, enabler and barriers. Clinical Researcher (In press)
Jones, C.T., Bailey, J., Barlow, C., Cusack, G., Fisher, C., Griffith, C., Grinke, K., Hall, K., Keller, Jester, P.M. (2017). A retrospective pilot study comparing data from monitoring reports to identify staffing influence on protocol deviation rates. International Journal of Clinical Trials. (In press)
Balser, S.R. & Jones, C.T. (2017) Changes in oncology treatments may lead to changes in clinical trial design: An overview of a basked trial in progress. Research Practitioner, 18(3), 1,44-50.
Eagan JT, Jones CT, Roubin GS. Interventional cardiologists: Beware and be aware: An updated report of radiation-induced cutaneous cancers. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2017;00:1–3.
Calvin-Naylor, N.A., Jones, C.T., Wartak, M.M., Blackwell, K., Davis, M., Divecha, R., Ellerbeck, E.F., Keiburtz, K., Koziel, M.J., Luzuriaga, K., Maddox, J., Needler, N.A., Murphy, S., Pemberton, K., Radovich, C., Rubinstein, E.P., Selker, H.P., Tenaerts, P., Unsworth, K., Wilson, K., Wright, J.E., Barohn, R., Shanley, T.P. (2017). Education and training of clinical and translational study investigators and research coordinators: a competency-based approach. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, January 2017, pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.1017/cts.2016.2. Located at: https://doi.org/10.1017/cts.2016.2
Jones, C.J., Benner, J., Jelinek, K., Brouwer, R.N., Casey, B., Lanter, J., Neidecker, M. (2016, December). Academic preparation in clinical research: Experience from the field. Clinical Researcher, 30(6); 32-37. DOI: 10.14524/CR-16-0020
Sonstein, S., Silva, H., Jones, C., Calvin-Naylor, N., Halloran, L., Yrivarren, J.L. (2016, December). Global self-assessment of competencies, role relevance, and training needs among clinical research professionals. Clinical Researcher, 30(6); 38-45. DOI: 10.14524/CR-16-0016
.Jones, C.J., Gladson, B., Butler, J. (2015, October). Academic programs that produce clinical research professionals. DIA Global Forum, 7(5), 16-19. Online journal located at http://globalforum-online.org/oct2015/
Elias, B., Polancich, S., Jones, C., & Convoy, S. (2015, October). Evolving PICOT for the Digital Age: PICOT-D. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(10):E5.
Jones, C.T., Hastings, C., Wilson, L.L. (2015, July/August). Research nurse manager perceptions about research activities performed by non-nurse clinical research coordinators. Nursing Outlook, 63(4), 474-483. DOI 10.1016/j.outlook.2015.02.002.
Silva, H., Sonstein, S., Stonier, P., Dubois, D., Gladson, B., Jones, C.T., Criscuolo, D., Daemen, E., Kesselring, G., Klech, H., Kingman, I. (2015). Alignment of competencies to address inefficiencies in medicines development and clinical research: Need for inter-professional education. Pharmaceutical Medicine, 29(3), 131-140. Located at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40290-015-0097-3 DOI: 10.1007/s40290-012-0015-0097-3
Sonstein, S.A., Seltzer, J., Li, R., Jones, C.T., Silva, H., Daemen, E. (2014, June). Moving from compliance to competency: A harmonized core competency framework for the clinical research professional. Clinical Researcher. 28(3); 17-23. DOI: 10.14524/CR-14-00002R1.1
Sonstein, S.A., Seltzer, J., Li, R., Jones, C.T., Silva, H., Daemen, E. (2014). Moving from compliance to competency: A harmonized core competency framework for the clinical research professional. Applied Clinical Trials. May 28, 2014
Sonstein, S.A., Seltzer, J., Li, R., Jones, C.T., Silva, H., Daemen, E. (2014). Moving from compliance to competency: A harmonized core competency framework for the clinical research professional. Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices. 10(6); 1-12. Accessed from http://firstclinical.com/journal/2014/1406_Competency.pdf
Sonstein, S.A., Seltzer, J., Li, R., Jones, C.T., Silva, H., Daemen, E. (2014). Moving from compliance to competency: A harmonized core competency framework for the clinical research professional. CenterWatch Whitepapers, June, 2014.
Jones, C.T., Wilson, L.L. (2014). Clinical research nurses' perceptions of research activities performed by unsupervised non-nurse clinical research coordinators. The Monitor, 28(1), 12-19.
Wilson, L.L., Crooks, E.A., Day, S., Dawson, M.A., Gakumo, A., Harper, D., Jones, C.T., McCarty, K., Theus, L. (2014). Global perspectives on nursing leadership: Lessons learned from an international nursing and healthcare leadership development program. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(2), 1-13.
Jones, C.T., Wilson, L.L. (2013). Role perceptions of nurse clinical research coordinators. Nursing: Research and Reviews, 3, 133-139.
Wilson, L.L., Rice, M., Jones, C.T., Joiner, C., LaBorde, J., McCall, K., Jester, P.M., Carter, S.C., Boone, C., Onwuzuligbo, U., Koneru, A. (2013). Enhanced research capacity for global health: Evaluation of a distance-based program for international study coordinators. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 33(1), 67-75.
Jones, C.T., Jester, P.M., Casey, B.D. (2012). Quality processes at the research site: setting the standard for education, safety and success. The Monitor, 26(5), 47-53.
Jones, C.T., Parmentier, J., Sonstein, S., Silva, H., Lubejko, B., Pidd, H., Gladson, B., Browning, S. (2012). Defining competencies in clinical research: Issues in clinical research education. Research Practitioner, 13(3), 99-107.
Jones, C.T., Jester, P.M., Fitz-Gerald, M. (2011). Issues in research management: Protocol challenges in the era of complexity. Research Practitioner, 12(4), 121-131.
Eagan, J. T., Jones, C.T. (2011). Radiation-induced skin cancer in a high-volume interventional cardiologist: a self-reported case. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention, 24(1), 49-55.
Russell-Richerzhagen, L.J., Salami, D., Onwuzuligbo, U., Jones, C.T. (2011). Clinical research in Nigeria: evolving regulatory guidelines and cultural issues impacting studies in Nigeria. Research Practitioner, 12(3), 77-82.
Jones, C.T., Roussel, L. (2017). Chapter 6: The clinical needs assessment: Foundations for application. In: Harris, J.L., Roussel, L., Dearman, C., Thomas, P.L. (submitted). Project Planning and Management: A Guide for CNLs, DNPs, and Nurse Executives; 3rd Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning.
American Nurses Association & International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (2016). Clinical Research Nursing: Scopes and Standards of Practice. Silver Spring, MD: ANA & IACRN (Carolynn Thomas Jones - Contributor). ISBN: 9781558106758
Buckner, E., Hall, H.R., Roussel, L.A., Jones, C. (2016). Chapter 5: Navigating the Institutional Review Board (IRB). In: Hall, H.R. & Roussel, L.A.(2016, August). Evidence-Based Practice: An Integrative Approach to Research, Administration and Practice: 2nd Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 978-1284098754
Jones, C.T., Roussel, L. (2016). Chapter 6: The clinical needs assessment: Foundations for application. In: Harris, J.L., Roussel, L., Dearman, C., Thomas, P.L. (2016). Project Planning and Management: A Guide for CNLs, DNPs, and Nurse Executives; 2nd Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN:978-1-294-08983-7
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention
Applied Nursing Research
Biomed Central Nursing
Accountability in Research
Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
JOJ Nursing and Healthcare
Journal of Child Health
Professional Association Memberships
Joint Task Force for Clinical Research Competency
Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research
International Association of Clinical Research Nurses
Society for Clinical Research Professionals
Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Drug Information Association
American Nurses Association
Alabama State Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau
1985- inducted, Sigma Theta Tau
1995- inducted, Phi Kappa Phi
2015- inducted, Golden Key