Carolynn Thomas Jones

Carolynn Thomas Jones, DNP, MSPH, RN

Faculty Lead, Master of Applied Clinical and Preclinical Research, College of Nursing

Carolyn Thomas Jones, DNP, MSPH, RN is Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing with The Ohio State University College of Nursing and the Lead Faculty for the Master’s in Applied Clinical and Pre-Clinical Research (MACPR) Clinical Research Management Specialty and Core Courses.  Dr. Jones has nearly 30 years experience as a clinical research professional.  She is a founding member of the Joint Task Force for Harmonized Clinical Research Core Competencies and has a research interest in nursing and professional roles in the clinical research enterprise and clinical research core competencies.  She is Immediate Past President for the Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research and is a Consultant Executive Director for the Mycoses Study Group Education and Research Consortium.  A member of multiple clinical research professional associations, she has published widely on clinical research management topics.  


  • 2013-2014 Sparkman Fellow.
  • 2014-2014 Excellence in Teaching, UAB School of Nursing.

Book Chapters


  • 2016. "Chapter 6: The Clinical Needs Assessment: Foundations for Application.." In Project Planning and Management,
  • 2016. Chapter 5: Navigating the Institutional Review Board (IRB). In Evidence-Based Practice: An Integrative Approach to Research, Administration and Practice: 2nd Edition,

Journal Articles





  • 2013, "Enhancing Research Capacity for Global Health: Evaluation of a Distance-Based Program for International Study Coordinators." JOURNAL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS 33, no. 1,


Associated Programs

Master of Clinical Research