Ches Jones


College of Education and Health Professions
Health, Human Performance, & Recreation


Ches Jones received a Joint Ph.D. in Health Education and Health Promotion from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1994.  He joined the University of Arkansas as an Assistant Professor in 1994.  His membership in professional associations included the American Academy of Health Behavior and the International Society for Childhood and Adolescent Injury Prevention.

Dr. Jones has been an injury control researcher since 1990 and his main areas of research are childhood and adolescent injury with a primary focus on injuries related to occupational and recreational activities.  Dr. Jones has served as the American Public Health Association’s Injury Control and Emergency Health Services section Program Chair in 1999 and has served as co-chair of the education and training in 1996 and 1997.  Since 1997, Dr. Jones has sustained a local Safe Communities Coalition that focuses on the safety of children riding in vehicles.