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James Jones

James Jones

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Associate Professor of Earth System Science
Department of Earth System Science
Senior Fellow
Woods Institute for the Environment
PhD, Anthropology, Harvard University, 2000
AM, Anthropology, Harvard University, 1994.
BA, Anthropology and Biology, New College, Florida. 1991.


An Associate Professor of Earth Systems Science and a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, James Jones is a biological anthropologist with interests in biodemography, life history theory, and the human ecology of infectious disease. His work is broadly comparative and he uses studies of nonhuman primate life histories and infectious diseases to provide a broad perspective on these phenomena in humans. Jones has a PhD in biological anthropology from Harvard and had post-doctoral fellowships at the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and the Center for AIDS and STDs at the University of Washington.

Jones is also a Research Scientist at Imperial College, London in a new multidisciplinary center called Grand Challenges in Ecosystems and the Environment.