Richard N. Jones

Co-Investigator, Health and Retirement Study

Contact Information

Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard, Box G-BH
Providence, Rhode Island 02906-4800

Phone: 401-444-1943 (Butler)


Sc.D., 1998, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
B.A., 1991, George Washington University, Washington DC

Research and Projects

Rich Jones is a psychiatric epidemiologist. He is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Brown University. His research has been focused on cognitive aging and psychometric and longitudinal data analysis methods. Research topics include measurement development, validation, and harmonization; the detection of subgroup differences and measurement bias; the role of early life and life span experiences and exposures (i.e., cognitive and brain reserve, resilience) in cognitive aging.

Selected Recent Publications

Jones, R. N. Practice and retest effects in longitudinal studies of cognitive functioning. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, 1(1), 101. [2015]

Gross, A. L., Jones, R. N., Fong, T. G., Tommet, D., & Inouye, S. K. Calibration and Validation of an Innovative Approach for Estimating General Cognitive Performance. Neuroepidemiology, 42(3), 144-153. [2014]

Yang, F. M., Cazorla-Lancaster, Y., & Jones, R. N. (2008). Within group differences in depression among older Hispanics living in the United States. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 63(1), P27-32. [2008]

Jones, R. N. Identification of measurement differences between English and Spanish language versions of the Mini-Mental State Examination - Detecting differential item functioning using MIMIC modeling. Medical Care, 44(11), S124-S133. [2006]

Jones, R. N., & Fonda, S. J. Use of an IRT-based latent variable model to link different forms of the CES-D from the Health and Retirement Study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 39(10), 828-835. [2004]

Jones, R. N. (2003). Racial bias in the assessment of cognitive functioning of older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 7(2), 83-102. [2003]