Jeuneviette Bontemps-Jones, MPH, CHES

Research Analyst, Behavioral Research Center

Jeuneviette Bontemps-Jones, MPH, CHES is currently working in the area of tobacco control on several research and evaluation projects. The main study she is involved with is the Social Support, Gender, and Stress Reaction in Smokers Study. This project tests a model that proposes that social support influences smoking cessation through its ability to attenuate stress responses such as negative affect and blood pressure increases – responses that could trigger urges and lead to lapses. She is also assisting with the evaluations of ZAP Asthma, a program designed to reduce exposure to environmental smoke among children with asthma, and Freshstart®, a worksite smoking cessation program.
Prior to coming to the America Cancer Society in July 2007, Ms. Bontemps-Jones was a health communications Fellow in the Communication, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She was also a research analyst at Morehouse School of Medicine in the Department of Community- Oriented Primary Care in 2006. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in New York City and a Master of Public Health degree from Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, with a concentration in Health Education.