Dr. Trina Lorraine Gipson-Jones Dr. Trina Lorraine Gipson-Jones Assistant Professor Location:William Freeman Hall127-E Phone:757-637-2367 Expertise:Obesity Disparities, Preschooler Weight Status, Health Disparities

Dr. Trina Gipson-Jones most recently completed a NIH Obesity Health Disparities Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (OHD PRIDE) fellowship in 2018 (1R25HL126145-01—MPIs Beech and Norris).  She was appointed a Presidential Fellowship in the College of Nursing at Rutgers University (2007-2009), and completed an NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Center for Health Disparities at the University of Pennsylvania (2005-2007). Dr. Gipson-Jones received her PhD from Hampton University in 2005. Her dissertation focused on the perceived relationship between work-family conflict, job satisfaction, and psychological well-being among African American nurses in college. During her tenure at Hampton, Dr. Gipson-Jones was selected to be one of the first Hampton-Penn Scholars (2002-2004) and a NINR Summer Institute Fellow (2005). She received a Master of Science degree from Hampton University in Nursing Administration with a concentration in Psychiatric/Community Health Nursing in 2002 and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville in 1996. Dr. Gipson-Jones holds memberships in numerous professional, civic and social organizations. Dr. Gipson-Jones has published peer-reviewed articles and has received intramural funding for her research. Additionally, she has contributed several health articles to South Jersey Mom Magazine. Currently, Dr. Gipson-Jones’ research focuses on preschool-age overweight/obese status.