Dr. Craig Jones

Craig A. Jones brings his extensive experience at the county, state, and national level with value-based health initiatives, population health programs, and use of data to guide operations into the design and capabilities of the health system platforms as well as supportive services offerings. He is also in an advisory role with the Health IT Resource Center in the Office of Care Transformation, within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. In this role, Dr. Jones provides assistance to states and federal partners related to implementation and use of health information technology to support the expansion of value-based payment models, delivery system transformation, and population health initiatives. Prior to this he served as the Executive Director of the Vermont Blueprint for Health, a program established by the State of Vermont to guide statewide transformation of the way that healthcare is delivered, with a focus on primary care, coordination of services across communities, and a data guided learning health system.
Dr. Jones has served on several committees and workgroups including the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Core Metrics for Better Health at Lower Cost, the Learning Healthcare System in America, and the Roundtable on Value and Science Driven Healthcare. Prior to working in Vermont, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Director of the Division of Allergy/Immunology Residency Training Program in the Department of Pediatrics at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center. He was the Director in charge of the design, implementation, and management of the Breathmobile Program. This program consisted of mobile clinics that delivered ongoing care to inner city children at their schools and at County clinic sites.

Selected publications:

a) Finison, Karl et al. “Risk-Adjustment Methods for All-Payer Comparative Performance Reporting in Vermont.” BMC Health Services Research 17.1 (2017): 1–13. BMC Health Services Research. Web.

b) Jones, Craig et al. “Statewide Data Infrastructure Supports Population Health Management: Diabetes Case Study.” The American journal of managed care 23.10 (2017): e331–e339. Print.

c) Harder, Valerie S. et al. “Effects of Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation on Child Patient Experience.” Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 29.1 (2016): 60–68. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Web.

d) Streja, Leanne et al. “Can a Minimal Intervention Reduce Secondhand Smoke Exposure among Children with Asthma from Low Income Minority Families? Results of a Randomized Trial.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 16.2 (2014): 256–264. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Web.

e) Morphew, Tricia et al. “Mobile Health Care Operations and Return on Investment in Predominantly Underserved Children with Asthma: The Breathmobile Program.” Population Health Management 16.4 (2013): 261–269. Population Health Management. Web.

f) Scott, Lyne et al. “Achieving and Maintaining Asthma Control in Inner-City Children.” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 128.1 (2011): 56–63. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Web.

g) Haselkorn, Tmirah et al. “Asthma Control and Activity Limitations: Insights from the Real-World Evaluation of Asthma Control and Treatment (REACT) Study.” Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 104.6 (2010): 471–477. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Web.

h) Clement, Loran T., Craig A. Jones, and Jennifer Cole. “Health Disparities in the United States: Childhood Asthma.” American Journal of the Medical Sciences 335.4 (2008): 260–265. American Journal of the Medical Sciences. Web.

i) Jones, Craig A. et al. “The BreathmobileTM Program: Structure, Implementation, and Evolution of a Large-Scale, Urban, Pediatric Asthma Disease Management Program.” Disease Management 8.4 (2005): 205–222. Disease Management. Web.