Sharon Jones-Eversley, DrPH.

Associate Professor

Sharon Jones-Eversley, DrPH.

Contact Information

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


Through advocacy and research, Dr. Jones-Eversley seeks to better understand intergenerational disease distribution and the continuum of disease-related morbidities that adversely impact high-risk families and communities. She explores the relevance of customized hereditary health education, health promotion, health literacy, and tailored genetic, genomic and general health information dissemination among individuals and families of African descent. She studies the translational efficacy of hereditary health as an intervention tool. Her studies examine family gatherings (e.g. reunions) as integrated settings to inform, engage, educate, and train families in customized health-related activities directly related to common diseases in their family lineage. 

Selected Publications and Presentations

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

Jones-Eversley, S. & Ravenell, J. (2018). Four elephants in the room: A reflective analysis of the wailing rage displayed by Baltimore youth after Freddie Gray’s death. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment28(1), 90-108.

Jones-Eversley, S., Adedoyin, A., C., Robinson, M., & Moore, S.E. (2017). Protesting Black Inequality: A Commentary on the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter. Journal of Community Practice, 25(3-4), 309-324.

Jones-Eversley, S., Hall, D. & Rhoden-Trader, J. (in press). Fight the Powers that Be: Examining the Conflicting Dual Legitimate Powers Operative in Urban America. Fasching-Varner, K., Tobin, K. & Lentz, S. (Eds). Black Bodies Blue Ribbons.*

Jones-Eversley, S. & Castor, C. (2017). Missed Opportunities: Families as Family Health Navigators to Counteract Social Determinants of Health. National Council of Family Relations (NCFR) Report: Family Focus, FF73, pp, F3-F6. 

Jones-Eversley, S., Harnek-Hall, D. M., & Vejar, C. (in press). Appreciative inquiry in a service-learning Course. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work.*

Jones-Eversley, S. (Featured in Trailer). National Documentary (2013). The Skin You're In: A Film about African American Health, Creator/Producer: Dr. Thomas A. LaVeist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD. Trailer:

Jones-Eversley, S. (2015, March). The Transference of Health: Building Healthier Families through Family Health History Dissemination. Presentation at the Texas Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Abilene, TX. 

Jones-Eversley, S. (2014, October). Discussion Around the Training of Community Health Workers. Moderated at the 11th Annual Health Disparities Conference, Baltimore, MD. 

Jones-Eversley, S. (2014, January). Nonprofit Financial Resource Development Options for Students at Towson University. Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Management Leadership Institute, Chicago, IL.

Jones-Eversley, S. and Bor, H. (2013, April). Strengthening Faith-based Nonprofit Business Management Skills without Sacrificing Spiritual and Ethical Integrity. Presented at the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership Critical Conversations on the Future of Nonprofit Governance, Kansas City, MO.

Jones-Eversley, S. D. (2010). A retrospective assessment of the association between patient factors and African Americans' willingness to accept heart catheterizations. Dissertation Abstracts International, 70, 4792.

Jones-Eversley, S. D. (2008). The role of consultants. In H. Jean Hyche Jackson (Ed). Collaboration Between Town and Gown. (pp. 55-68). Baltimore, MD: Black Classic Press, Inc.


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).


American Public Health Association (APHA)

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA)

Association of Nonprofit Educators (ANE)

Founding Board Member, L2 Family Foundation, Inc.

Board Member, Volunteers of America/-Chesapeake, Inc. (MD, DC & VA)

Board Member/Program Chair, Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore


Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP)

Courses Taught

  • FMST 101 - Introduction to Family Studies
  • FMST 201 - Family Resources
  • FMST 303 - Trends in Contemporary Family Policy
  • FMST 325 - Ethics in Human Services
  • FMST 350/550 - Leadership in the Non Profit Sector
  • FMST 355/555 - Fundraising, Friendraising, & Volunteer Management
  • FMST 387 - Community Services for Families
  • FMST 380 - Family Law