Dora Clayton-Jones has been named president of the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates. The organization provides a platform for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, sickle cell advocates, and other health care professionals caring for individuals with sickle cell disease to improve their care through advocacy, standardized practice, and education. Dr. Clayton-Jones will serve as president until December 31, 2021.
Dr. Clayton-Jones currently serves as an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Earlier in her career, she held faculty positions at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Baylor University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Concordia University.
As an academic, Dr. Clayton-Jones’ research advances health equity by examining the health care transition experiences of adolescents and emerging adults living with sickle cell disease and ways to promote their self-management behaviors.
Dr. Clayton-Jones is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majored in nursing. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in nursing from Marquette University.