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Tess Jones, PhD


Tess Jones, PhD

Therese (Tess) Jones is Director of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with major emphases in American literature, modern and contemporary drama, and gender studies and completed a three-year postdoctoral program in medical humanities.  She has published and presented extensively on HIV/AIDS and the arts; literature, film and medicine; and medical education and is the editor of the Journal of Medical Humanities and lead editor for the first major text in the health humanities to be published by Rutgers University Press in 2013. Her teaching on the Anschutz Medical Campus includes “Film and Healthcare,” for the School of Pharmacy; “Reel Psychiatry: Film and Mental Illness” and “The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Literature and the Arts” for the School of Medicine. Recent projects include developing the first health and humanities undergraduate minor for the downtown campus.