Dr. Dora Clayton-Jones

Assistant Professor
(414) 288-6190

Highest Degree

PhD, Marquette University

Specialization / Certification

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests

The goal of my program of research is to promote health equity for vulnerable adolescents and emerging adults. I am currently examining the health care transition experiences of adolescents and emerging adults living with sickle cell disease and ways to promote their self-efficacy and transition readiness. My research interests include spirituality and health in adolescents, self-management of chronic conditions, health disparities and equity, qualitative research, and community based participatory research.

Title of Courses Recently Taught

Nursing 1001: Nursing in the Jesuit Tradition
Nursing 3964: Family and Community Centered Nursing-Practicum
Nursing 6551: Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families 1-Practicum

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

George, S., McCoy, K., Koenig, H.G., Miller, A., Holstad, M., Mugoya, G.T., Clayton-Jones, D., Thomas, T., Grant, M., Fleming, T., & Wirani, M.M. (2017). Examination of the Role of Religious and Psychosocial Factors in HIV Medication Adherence Rates. Journal of Religion and Health, 56(6), 2144-2161.

Clayton-Jones, D. & Haglund, K. (2016). The Role of Spirituality and Religiosity in Adolescents and Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 34(4): 351-360.

Clayton-Jones, D., Haglund, K., Belknap, R.A., & Schaefer, J., Thompson, A.A. (2016). How Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease Describe and Experience Spirituality and Religiosity. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(6), 686-703.

George Dalmida, S.., Aduloju-Ajijola, N., Clayton-Jones, D., Thomas, T.L., Erazo Toscano, R.J., Lewis, R., Fleming, T., Taylor, S., and Lungyong, M. (Published online November 30, 2016). Sexual Risk Behaviors of African American Adolescent Females: The Role of Cognitive and Religious Factors. Journal of Transcultural Nursing.

Clayton-Jones, Dora. “Honesty, Courage, and Patience: How to Eliminate Disparities and Reduce the Infant Mortality Rate for Black Babies.”Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: Statistics and Strengths-Based Solutions in the State of Wisconsin. (2014).

Clayton-Jones, Dora. Smith, Christian & Lundquist-Denton. (2005), Review of Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. Association of Black Nursing Faculty, 2010.



College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.