Antwan Jones

Director of Graduate Studies & Associate Professor of Sociology
409 C
Address: Phillips Hall
801 22nd St NW
Washington DC,
Mobile: 202-994-0266
[email protected]

Trained as a social demographer, Professor Jones specializes in issues relating to race/ethnicity, social class and health. As an urban sociologist, he is particularly concerned about socio-environmental processes (e.g., segregation and neighborhood change) that affect health and well-being during various stages of the life course.

More information about Professor Jones can be found on his website

Current Research

With Hiromi Ishizawa, Professor Jones received a publication grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the project, "Parental Acculturation and Child Obesity Risk."

Professor Jones received a two-year Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant for the project, "Residential Instability and Adolescent Obesity: The Role of the Built Environment."

Professor Jones was selected as a 2011-2012 Policy Research Scholar at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy for the project, "Childhood Residential Stability and Health: The Role of Neighborhood Resources."

With Diana Grigsby-Toussaint (University of Illinois), Professor Jones received a publication grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to conduct a GIS spatial analysis of the areas around all childcare facilities in central Illinois to determine how the social and built environment elevates child obesity risk.


PhD Bowling Green State University, 2010


Forthcoming. Jones, A. “Parental Socioeconomic Instability and Child Obesity.” Biodemography and Social Biology.

2018. Mamudu, Hadii M., Antwan Jones, Timir Paul, Pooja Subedi, Liang Wang, Arsham Alamian, Ali Alamin, Gerald Blackwell, and Matthew Budoff. “Geographic and Individual Correlates of Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Asymptomatic Rural Appalachian Population.”  American Journal of the Medical Sciences 355(2): 140-148.

2017. Jones, Antwan. “Book Review: Coming of Age in the Other America.” City and Community 16(1): 120-122.  

2016. Jones,  Antwan. “Book  Review:  Essential  Demographic  Methods.” Journal  of  Planning  Education  and  Research 36(2): 261-262.

2016. Jones, Antwan. “Intergenerational Educational Attainment, Family Characteristics, and Child Obesity.” Journal of Biosocial Science 48(4): 557–576.

2016. Ishizawa, Hiromi and Antwan Jones. "Immigrant Neighborhood Concentration, Acculturation and Obesity among Young Adults." Journal of Urban Affairs 38(2):298-311.

2015. Grigsby-Toussaint, Diana S., Antwan Jones, Jessica Kubo and Natalie Bradford. "Residential Segregation and Diabetes Risk among Latinos." Ethnicity and Disease 25(4):451-458.

2015. Jones, Antwan, Marcus Andrews and Sara Policastro. “Neighborhood Racial Composition, Institutional Socialization, and Intraracial Feelings of Closeness among Black Americans.” Urban Studies Research 1-12.

2015. Jones, Antwan and Raheem J. Paxton. "Neighborhood Disadvantage, Physical Activity Barriers, and Physical Activity among African American Breast Cancer Survivors." Preventive Medicine Reports 2(1): 622-627.

2015. Jones, Antwan, Gregory D. Squires and Cynthia Ronzio. "Foreclosure Is Not an Equal Opportunity Stressor: How Inequality Fuels the Adverse Health Implications of the Nation's Financial Crisis." Journal of Urban Affairs 37(5):505-529.

2015. Jones, Antwan. “Residential Mobility and Trajectories of Adiposity among Adolescents in Urban and Non-Urban Neighborhoods.” Journal of Urban Health 92(2): 265-278.

2015. Jones, Antwan. "Residential Instability and Obesity over Time: The Role of the Social and Built Environment."  Health and Place 32(1): 74-82.

2014. Jones, Antwan. "Depression, Race, Gender and Covenant Marriage: An Analysis of Newly Married Couples.” Health Sociology Review 23(3): 190-207.

2014. Jones, Antwan, Danielle Mitchel and Franklin Goza. "Lifecourse Socioeconomic Status and Cardiovascular Illness in Latin America." Current Sociology 62(7): 1055–1078.

2013. Jones, Antwan. "Segregation and Cardiovascular Illness: The Role of Individual and Metropolitan Socioeconomic Status." Health and Place  22(1): 56-67.

2013. Jones, Antwan, Diana S. Grigsby-Toussaint and Jessica Kubo. "Black-White Residential Segregation and Diabetes Status: Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System." Open Journal of Preventive Medicine  3(2): 165-171.

2012. Jones, Antwan. "Disability, Health and Generation Status. How Hispanics in the US Fare in Late Life." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 14(3): 467-474.

2011. Jones, Antwan. "Income, Homeownership and Residential Assorting among Latinos in the US." Advances in Applied Sociology 1(1): 1-12.

2010. Jones, Antwan, Angelika Gulbis and Elizabeth H. Baker. "Differences in Tobacco Use between Canada and the United States." International Journal of Public Health 55(3): 167-175.

2010. Jones, Antwan. "Stability of Men's Interracial First Unions: A Test of Educational Differentials and Cohabitation History." Journal of Family and Economic Issues 31(2): 241-256.

2008. Jones, Antwan and Franklin Goza. "Rural, Urban and Suburban Differences in Coronary Heart Disease among Blacks and Whites in the US." Journal of Biosocial Science 40(6): 895-909.

2006. Jones, Antwan. "Race and the 'I Have a Dream' Legacy: Exploring Predictors of Positive Civil Rights Attitudes." Journal of Black Studies 37(2): 193-208.


Classes Taught

Undergraduate Courses: 
SOC 1000 - Dean's Seminar: Healthy Cities, Globalization & Urban Policy
SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology
SOC 2101 - Social Research Methods
SOC 2102 - Techniques of Data Analysis
SOC 2169 - Urban Sociology
SOC 2179 - Race and Minority Relations

Graduate Courses:
SOC 6250 - Urban Sociology
SOC 6290 - Principles of Demography