Laura Jones, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a medical anthropologist studying communication and teambuilding among humans, specifically operating room staff. Because social rank is so clearly defined in biomedicine and because the risks/rewards of surgery are so great, this is environment is ripe for studying conflict and conflict resolution. Prior to this fellowship, I held another in the Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine. I spent two years studying culture change in an intensive care unit.

In graduate school at Rice University, I researched and taught about the convoluted union of evolutionary medicine and pharmaceutical biotechnology.

Selected Publications

Jones LK, Jennings BM, Goelz RM, Haythorn KW, Zivot JB, de Waal FB. An Ethogram to Quantify Operating Room Behavior. Ann Behav Med 2016;50:487-96.
Jones, Laura. (2014). The Anthropology of Emory and Ebola: Emory Healthcare Thinks Outside Its "Concrete Box." Medical Humanities. BMJ Blog.
Kannampallil TG, Jones LK, Patel VL, Buchman TG, Franklin A. (2014). Comparing the information seeking strategies of residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in critical care settings. (1527-974X (Electronic)).

Jones, L.K., Kannampallil, T.G. & Franklin, A. (2013). End-of-Round Time Compression in Physician Handoff Sessions, JAMA Internal Medicine, 170(11), pp. 1033-1034. [Letter to the Editor]

Jones, L., Franklin, A., Kannampallil, T., and Buchman, T. G. (2013). The effects of structuring rounds on clinical efficiency. In V. L. Patel, D. R. Kaufman, & T. Cohen (Eds.), Cognitive informatics in health and biomedicine: Case studies on critical care, complexity and errors. Springer: In Press.
Jones, L., Kannampallil, T.G., Buchman, T. & Franklin, A. (2011). Information Seeking Behaviors of Providers in CT ICU Settings, Critical Care Medicine, 39 (12), pp 171
Jones, L. (2011). Anthropological fantasies in the debate over cycle-stopping contraception. Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 40, 127-148.
Kannampallil, T., Jones, L., Buchman, T., & Franklin, A. (2011). Last patients finish last: End of round time compression during CT ICU clinical rounds. Critical Care Medicine, 39, 176. doi:10.1097/01.ccm.0000408627.24229.88

Last updated: Oct. 21, 2016