Therese Jones, PhD

Associate Director-Center for Bioethics and Humanities

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phone:  (303) 724-3995
office:   Fulginiti Room 206

Therese (Tess) Jones is Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and Director of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.  She is a Professor in the Department of Medicine.  Jones is the editor of the Journal of Medical Humanities​; lead editor for the Health Humanities Reader​ (Rutgers University Press 2014); and co-editor of the upcoming Handbook on Health and Media (under contract with Routledge Publishing).  She teaches health humanities and disability studies in the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy and the Physical Therapy and Physician Assistants Programs.  She developed the undergraduate Health Humanities Minor for the University of Colorado Denver and the Graduate Certificate in Health Humanities and Ethics.  She is involved with the American Association of Medical College’s initiative on the humanities and arts in medical education and has and is serving on sub-committees to design and implement the new Trek Curriculum in the School of Medicine.         


  • Bachelor of Arts:  Pittsburg State University (Theatre Arts, English)
  • Master of Arts:  Pittsburg State University (English)
  • Doctor of Philosophy:  University of Colorado Boulder (English—American Drama and Gender Studies)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Northeast Ohio Medical University (Medical Humanities)


  • Humanities and Arts in Health Professions Education
  • Cultural Studies of Medicine
  • Disability Studies
  • Film and Literature​