Rachel Jones

Senior Program Manager

Rachel M. Jones is originally from the United States and has been working with Jacaranda Health in Nairobi, Kenya since 2016. She is passionate about the intersections of culture and reproductive health. Rachel manages the nurse mentorship program and works on client insights, new content, and evaluation for the SMS PROMPTS platform. Rachel also manages several of Jacaranda's research projects.

She holds an MPH in Global Health from Emory University and has previously worked with Emory's Global Health Institute on the topic of HIV key populations and religion, CARE's SRMH team, and the Peace Corps in Morocco empowering youth.

When not in the office, she plays the flute with the Nairobi Orchestra and enjoys hiking, baking, and listening to podcasts. 

Publications: 

1. Vesel, Linda, Kojo Nimako, Rachel M. Jones, Meghan Munson, Sarah Little, Henry Njogu, Irene Njuru et al. "Implementing the INTERGROWTH-21st gestational dating and fetal and newborn growth standards in peri-urban Nairobi, Kenya: Provider experiences, uptake and clinical decision-making." PloS one 14, no. 3 (2019): e0213388.  
URL: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0213388 


2. Patel, Suha J., Shalini Subbiah, Rachel Jones, Faith Muigai, Claire Watt Rothschild, Lucille Omwodo, Teresa Ogolla et al. "Providing support to pregnant women and new mothers through moderated WhatsApp groups: a feasibility study." MHealth 4 (2018).
URL: http://mhealth.amegroups.com/article/view/19554/19534

3. Millar, Kathryn, Suha Patel, Meghan Munson, Linda Vesel, Shalini Subbiah, Rachel M. Jones, Sarah Little et al. "INTERGROWTH-21st Gestational Dating and Fetal and Newborn Growth Standards in Peri-Urban Nairobi, Kenya: Quasi-Experimental Implementation Study Protocol." JMIR research protocols 7, no. 6 (2018).
URL: https://www.researchprotocols.org/2018/6/e10293/ 


4. Green, Eric, Nicholas Pearson, Sathy Rajasekharan, Michiel Rauws, Angela Joerin. Edith Kwobah, Christine Musyimi, Chaya Bhat, Rachel M. Jones, Yihuan Lai. "Expanding access to depression treatment in Kenya through automated psychological support: Protocol for a single case experimental design pilot study." JMIR research protocols (2019).