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Celebrating Diversity Within the Sickle Cell Community: Commitment, Innovation, Practice
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Dora Clayton-Jones PhD RN CPNP-PC

College of Nursing Marquette University, Medical College of Wisconsin
Assitant Professor/Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Dora Clayton-Jones, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC is an assistant professor at Marquette University in the College of Nursing and an adjunct faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her PhD and MS degrees in nursing at Marquette University. As a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner, Dr. Clayton-Jones has expertise in school-based health and pediatric acute and chronic illnesses. The goal of her program of research is to advance health equity for adolescents and emerging adults by developing culturally congruent interventions to support transition from pediatric to adult health care. Dr. Clayton-Jones earned a BSN from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include self-management of chronic conditions during adolescence and early adulthood, spirituality and health, health equity, transition to adult health care, and qualitative research methods. Dr. Clayton-Jones is currently working on understanding the health care transition experiences of emerging adults and adolescents living with sickle cell disease. Using data from her previous work and a community based participatory research approach, she aims to develop culturally relevant interventions to empower adolescents and emerging adults living with sickle cell disease and optimize health care transition.