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First Name
Marian Moser
Last Name
University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health
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U.S. public health, Red Cross, nurses, childhood poisoning, World War I
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About Me

Marian Moser Jones is an Associate Professor of Family Science at the University of Maryland School of Public Health in College Park, MD, where she teaches courses on the history of public health, family health, and the human services in sociohistorical context. Her current research examines the work and lives of American Red Cross and U.S. Army nurses who served in World War I.

In 2016-17, Jones received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to co-direct a discussion program for veterans, entitled “100 Years of American Women in Uniform.” with curators of Armed Forces History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Jones received her Ph.D. and M.P.H. degrees in Sociomedical Sciences/History from Columbia University, and her A.B. from Harvard College.

Recent Publications

Jones, M.M. The American Red Cross, from Clara Barton to the New Deal (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).

Jones, M.M. (2017)American Volunteerism. In World War I Remembered.Washington, D.C.: American Battle Monuments Commission, National Park Service, World War I Centennial Commission.

Jones, M.M.& Roy, K. (2017). Placing Health Trajectories in Family and Historical Context: A Proposed Enrichment of the Life Course Health and Development Model. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 10.1007/s10995-017-2354-4.

Shenassa, D., Meyer, C, Jones, M.M., & Fahey, J. (2017) Gestational Weight Gain: Historical Evolution of a Contested Health Outcome. Obstetric and Gynecological Survey, 72(7):445-453. doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000459.

Jones, M.M. Does race Matter in addressing homelessness? (World Health & Medical Policy, 2016);

Jones, M.M., Creating a science of homelessness during the Reagan era. (Milbank Quarterly, 2015);

Jones, M.M., Tempest in the forbidden city: racism, violence, and vulnerability in the 1926 Miami hurricane. (Journal of Policy History, 2014).

Jones M.M., “Poison Politics: A Contentious History of Consumer Protection against Dangerous Household Chemicals in the United States,” (2012-2013 Article of the Year award from the American Journal of Public Health)

Jones, M.M.(2010). The American Red Cross and local response to the 1918 influenza: A four-city case study. Public Health Reports, 125 (S3) 92-104.

Jones, M.M., & Bayer, R. (2007). Paternalism and its discontents: motorcycle helmet laws, libertarian values, and public health. American Journal of Public Health,97(2), 208-217.

Fairchild, A., Colgrove, J., & Jones, M.M.(2006). The challenge of mandatory evacuation: providing for and deciding for. Health Affairs, 25(4): 958-967. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.25.4.958.

Jones, M.M.Protecting Public Health in New York City: 200 Years of Leadership. (New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2005)



Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
5, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Medicine, Public History, Science, Women, World War I