Dr. Jones is a licensed psychologist and an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children in risky life situations. In 2021 Expertscape ranked Dr. Jones as the number one expert in the world in neonatal abstinence syndrome, number four (in the USA) and number five (in the world) expert in opioid-related disorders. She has received continuous National Institutes of Health funding since 1994 and has written more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Jones has also authored two books, one on treating patients for substance use disorders and the other on comprehensive care for women who are pregnant and have substance use disorders. She also has written multiple textbook chapters on the topic of pregnancy and addiction. Dr. Jones has co-authored multiple national and international guidelines on the topic of caring for pregnant and post-pregnant people with substance use disorders and their children including those published by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the American Society for Addiction Medicine. She also co-authored both the women’s and children’s section of the United Nations (UN) International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders and the UN guidelines on prevention and treatment for girls and women. Further, she co-authored and pilot trained nine Universal Treatment Curricula (e.g., CHILD, WISE, PEER and ALLIES) for the Colombo Plan. While winning multiple awards, most recently in 2020 Dr. Jones won the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) R. Brinkley Smithers and Distinguished Scientist Award. She is a consultant for the Colombo Plan, UN and the WHO and is a member of the NIH’s HEAL multidisciplinary working group. Dr. Jones leads or is involved in projects around the world focused on improving the lives of children, women, and families.