Sharon Jones-Eversley, DrPH.

Associate Professor

Sharon Jones-Eversley, DrPH.

Contact Info

College of Liberal Arts
Room 2229


DrPH., Public Health,
Morgan State University

M.A., Ethical and Legal Studies,
University of Baltimore

B.A., Political Science,
Morgan State University

Areas of Expertise

Social epidemiology

Family science

Nonprofit management

Community capacity-building


Dr. Sharon D. Jones-Eversley is a professor, scholar, researcher, and author who focuses on social justice, equity, organizational capacity-building, planning, and evaluations. She is a social epidemiologist trained to conduct culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE). Dr. Jones-Eversley brings a lens of racial equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion to her work. Her research examines social and legal determinants of health and death for vulnerable populations such as racial and ethnic persons of color, low-income families, and communities. She is concerned about the disproportionate diminished health outcomes, high morbidity and mortality rates, deprivation, injustice, violence, and premature deaths impacting Black families and communities.

Selected Publications and Presentations


Selected Publications

Jones-Eversley, S. (2021). Review of the Book, [You Can't Stop the Revolution: Community Disorder and Social Ties in Post-Ferguson America, by A. S. Boyles]. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews. 

Moore, S.E., Adedoyin, A., Jones-Eversley, S., & Curtis, C.M. (2021). Self-Care in an era of pathos: The effects of the Trump presidency on the well-being of social workers. Journal of Urban Social Work. 

Clayton, D., Moore, S.E., Jones-Eversley, S. (2021). Historical Analysis of Racism within the US Presidency. Journal of African American Studies. 

Jones-Eversley, S., Rice, J., Adedoyin, A.C. & James-Townes, L. (2020). Premature Deaths of Young Black Males in the United States. Journal of Black Studies. 

Jones-Eversley, S., Rice, J. (2020). A Call for Epidemiology and Thanatology to Address the Dying, Death, and Grief Pipeline among Blacks in the United States. Journal of Death Studies. 

Moore, S.E., Jones-Eversley, S., Toliver, W. F., Wilson, B., & Jones, C. A. (2020). 6 Ft. Away or 6 Ft. Under: The Impact of Coronavirus on the Black Community. Journal of Death Studies. 

Jones-Eversley, S., Rice, J., Adedoyin, A.C., & James-Townes, L. (2020). A Pragmatic Epidemiological Approach to Confronting the Genocidal Death Effect of Young Black Males in the United States. Social Work in Public Health. 

Moore, S.E., Jones-Eversley, S., Toliver, W. F. & Wilson, B., & Harmon, D. K. (2020). Cultural Responses to Loss and Grief among Black Americans: Practice Implications for Clinicians. Journal of Death Studies. 

Clayton, D., Moore, S.E., Jones-Eversley, S. (2019). The Impact of Donald Trump's Presidency on the Well-Being of African Americans. Journal of Black Studies, 50(8), 707–730. 

Adedoyin, A. C., Robinson, M., Clayton, D., Moore, S.E., Jones-Eversley, S., Crosby, S.C., & Boamah, D. (2018). A synergy of contemporary activism to address police maltreatment of Black males: An intersectional analysis. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 28 (8), 1078-1090. 

Jones-Eversley, S. (2018, August 24). The future of science is women: Here's how institutions can support them. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. 

Jones-Eversley, S., Harnek-Hall, D. M., & Rhoden-Trader, J. (2018). Fight the Powers that Be: Examining the Conflicting Dual Legitimate Powers Operative in Urban America. Fasching-Varner, K., Tobin, K. & Lentz, S. (Eds). In #BRoken Promises, Black Deaths, & Blue Ribbons: Understanding, Complicating, and Transcending Police-Community Violence. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill -Sense. 

Robinson, M., Jones-Eversley, S., Moore, S.E., Ravenell, J. & Adedoyin, A., C. (2018). Black male mental health and the Black Church: Advancing a collaborative partnership and Research Agenda. Journal of Religion and Health, 57(3), 1095-1107.


Selected Presentations

Jones-Eversley, S. (Presenter). Your Power Can't Be Take It Away Without Your Permission National Association for Public Defense 2021 Women's Conference (Virtual). September 24, 2021

Jones-Eversley, S., White, K., Dean, L., and Gilbert, K. (Panelist).  W.E.B Du Bois's Legacy to Social Epidemiology and Addressing Racial/Ethnic Health Inequalities. American College of Epidemiology Annual Meeting (Virtual). September 10, 2021

Jones-Eversley, S. (Presenter). Black, Trauma, Black Emancipation, Black Inequality are Public Health Matters. Towson University Juneteenth Series (Virtual). June 10, 2021

Jones-Eversley, S. (Presenter). Unlikely Allies: Ways to Use Research in Epidemiology to Tell Our Clients' Lived-Experiences. National Association for Public Defense Annual Conference (Virtual Conference). March 19, 2021

Jones-Eversley, S., White, K., and Gilbert, K. (Panelist). W.E.B. Du Bois Lectureship to Commemorate Du Bois' Contributions to Social Epidemiology. Bloomberg Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (Virtual Lectureship). March 12, 2021

Jones-Eversley, S., D. (Speaker).  Science of the Public Health (Virtual Presentation). Central High School, Science Classes, Prince George's County, MD. January 26, 2021.

Gangarova, T., Jones-Eversley, S. D., Sanchez-Youngman, S., Wallerstein, N. & Duijs, S.E. (Presenter). Structural Racism and Its Impact on Participatory Health Research. International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research Virtual Annual Meeting. November 10, 2020.

Jones-Eversley, S. (Panelist). The Way We Mourn: Discuss Black Grief and Memorials. African American Museum of Philadelphia. Webinar. July 9, 2020.

Jones-Eversley, S. (Speaker). Examining Freddie Gray Jr.'s Death through the Determinants of Death in the United States. International Conference on Pediatrics and Neonatology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 24-25, 2020.

Jones-Eversley, S. (Keynote Speaker). Peace Be Still in the Unpredictable Life of a Caregiver. Aging and Care Services, Baltimore City Health Department: Family Caregivers Conference, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. May 22, 2019.

Jones-Eversley, S. (Panelist). Getting It Done: Development of Textbook: After the Injustices, Disrespect, and Deaths: We Must Use Citizen Science in Black Communities. Academy of Criminal Justice Science 56th International Conference. Baltimore, MD. March 29, 2019.

Jones-Eversley, S. (Keynote Speaker). Integrating Social Epidemiology in Kinship Care: Grandparents Caring for Their Grandchildren. Aging and Care Services, Baltimore City Health Department: Grandparents Conference, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. September 12, 2018.

Jones-Eversley, S. All (Keynote Luncheon Speaker). Lessons Learned from Thurgood Marshall: Justice for National Legal Aid & Defender Association: Holistic Defense & Leadership Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. June 5, 2018.

Jones-Eversley, S. (Presenter). Determinants of Death & Socially Disabled Communities: The Death of Freddie Gray Jr. (Presenter). National Legal Aid & Defender Association: Holistic Defense & Leadership Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. June 5, 2018.

Jones-Eversley, S. (Presenter).The Premature Death of Freddie Gray Jr. and the Sandtown-Winchester Community: Through the Lens of Social Epidemiology and Legal Epidemiology. Maryland Office of the Public Defender's Annual Conference, Ocean City, MD. April 23, 2018.

Jones-Eversley, S. (Presenter). Restoring the Community's Health, Spirit, and Culture: Rethinking the Medieval Model of Communal Health. National Communities Join in Action Conference, Atlanta, GA. February 14-16, 2018.



PRIDE-CVD Disparities Institute Career Mentoring Program scholar at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, sponsored by the National Institute of Health 2013-2015.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Travel Grant: University of Michigan ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) Statistical Summer Training: Health Disparities Research and Vulnerable Populations (2013).

Cohen Research Grant for Curriculum Mapping Instrument & Best Practices Toolkit Project for the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (October 2012-2014).


International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research 

American Public Health Association

American Evaluation Association

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance 

Maryland Genealogical Society


Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP)

Courses Taught

FMST 430         Case Management for Family and Human Services
FMST 387 Community Services for Families
FMST 380 Family Law
FMST 360 Diversity, Culture, and Team Dynamics
FMST 355/555 Fundraising, Friendraising, & Volunteer Management
FMST 350/550 Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector
FMST 325 Ethics in Human Services
FMST 303 Contemporary Family Trends and Family Policy
FMST 201 Family Resource Management
FMST 101 Introduction to Family Studies