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Assistant Professor
641 Patterson Office Tower

Areas of Expertise

  • Maternal health
  • Postpartum depression
  • Reproductive health
  • Access to healthcare
  • Social determinants of health
  • Rural social work

Highlighted Publications

  • Jones, A. Post-Partum Help-seeking: The role of stigma and mental health literacy. Accepted to Maternal and Child Health Journal.
  • Jones, A., Walters, J., & Brown, A. (2021) Participant recruitment in social work: A social media approach. Social Work Research.

Current Projects

  • Social Workers Knowledge about Substance Exposed Pregnancies
  • Health Beliefs
  • Women’s decisions to receive the Covid-19 vaccine while pregnant

Alma Mater

  • PhD in Social Work, Minor in Statistics – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2020
  • Master of Social Work – Florida State University, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies & Psychology – University of Montana, Missoula, 2011

Get to Know Dr. Jones

Dr. Aubrey Jones is an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. She holds an affiliate faculty position in the Appalachian Studies program at the University of Kentucky. Her research addresses the health and well-being of reproductive age women and factors affecting access to healthcare and mental health. She is primarily interested in maternal mental health. Jones also researches to better understand the needs of rural communities and social work’s role in rural communities.

Prior to joining the University of Kentucky, Aubrey worked in crisis intervention for youth and families. She also has experience working in a skilled nursing facility and working with youth residing in juvenile detention and residential programs.