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Nora L. Jones, PhD


Assistant Professor, Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy

Telephone:  215-707-7178

Email: nora.jones@temple.edu



Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy


Educational Background:


BS, Anthropology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, 1994


PhD, Anthropology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2002

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professional affiliations:


  • American Anthropological Association
  • Society for Medical Anthropology
  • Society for Visual Anthropology
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

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research interests:


  • Urban bioethics
  • Culture and bioethics
  • Critical medical anthropology
  • The anthropology of the body
  • Popular understandings/representations of science and medicine

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Selected Publications:


Jones, NL. Representations of the Body in Pain: Anthropological Approaches. In Miller, R (ed) Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care. New York: Springer, 2012.


Jones, NL. Embodied Ethics: From the Body as Specimen and Spectacle to the Body as Patient. In Lees, F (ed) A Companion to the Anthropology of

Bodies/Embodiments. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2011.


Jones, NL. The Importance of Embodiment in Transplant Ethics. In Ravitsky, Fiester, and Caplan (eds) The Penn Center for Bioethics Guide to Bioethics. New

York: Springer, 2009.


Sankar, P, Jones, NL. Chapter 6: Semi-Structured Interviews in Bioethics Research. In Jacoby, L and Siminoff, L, eds Advances in Bioethics, v11: Empirical

Methods for Bioethics: A Primer. London: Elsevier Ltd, 2008.


Jones, NL, Takaragawa, S. Anthropology, Representation, and Museums. Ethnoscripts, special edition of Visuelle Anthropologie 2003; 5(1): 35-47.


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26556212. Lucas MS, Barakat LP, Ulrich CM, Jones NL, Deatrick JA, Mother-caregiver expectations for function among survivors of childhood brain tumors. Support Care Cancer :()2015 Nov 10

19085480. Jones NL, Bioethics in this visual century. Am J Bioeth 8:12(57-8)2008 Dec

17454995. Jones NL, A visual anthropological approach to the "edutainment" of BODY WORLDS. Am J Bioeth 7:4(40-2; discussion W1-3)2007 Apr

16612057. Sankar P, Wolpe PR, Jones NL, Cho M, How do women decide? Accepting or declining BRCA1/2 testing in a nationwide clinical sample in the United States. Community Genet 9:2(78-86)2006

16287767. Sankar P, Jones NL, To tell or not to tell: primary care patients' disclosure deliberations. Arch Intern Med 165:20(2378-83)2005 Nov 14

12911650. Sankar P, Mora S, Merz JF, Jones NL, Patient perspectives of medical confidentiality: a review of the literature. J Gen Intern Med 18:8(659-69)2003 Aug

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