Marian Moser Jones, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

Marian Moser Jones, PhD, MPH

I come from a family of back porch storytellers. As a historian of public health and health systems, I love to find new ways to tell the story of public health’s past – in particular, to highlight injustices, inform policy, and inspire current and future leaders and practitioners.


1841 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Marian Moser Jones, an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health and History Department, is the author of The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal (Johns Hopkins, 2013), as well as numerous peer-reviewed articles that place maternal and child health, homelessness, and other topics in historical, ethical, and social context. Jones is completing a book, Finding New Fronts, on American nurses who served in World War I and the 1918-19 Influenza pandemic, and who pioneered modern public health nursing. Jones has previously taught at the University of Maryland College Park (2011-21), and at Virginia Commonwealth University (2008-2010).

Jones was a 2010-2011 De Witt Stetten postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, received her Ph.D. and M.P.H. degrees in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University, and received her A.B. from Harvard College.

  • History of Public Health in North America
  • Pandemics, Disasters, and other Public Health Crises
  • Nursing in War and Public Health Crises
  • Women's Health and Perinatal Health
  • Addressing Racism and Health Inequities
  • Methods: Archival Research, Oral History, Interviews

PhD, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences/Mailman School of Public Health, Sociomedical Sciences
MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Sociomedical Sciences
AB, Harvard University, Harvard College, Visual & Environmental Studies