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Jeuneviette Bontemps-Jones, MPH

Senior Associate Scientist
Study Management

Black woman with long wavy hair, wearing flowered top and key necklace

What Inspired Me to Study Cancer

My sister-in-law passed away in her early forties from breast cancer. Her passing highlighted for my family the fact that Blacks are disproportionately affected by cancer. According to Cancer Facts & Figures for African & Americans, ‘African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial and ethnic group in the US for most cancers.’ Her untimely death influenced my decision to work in the area of cancer research.”

At ACS since 2007

Jeuneviette Bontemps-Jones, MPH, is a senior associate scientist on the Study Management team, in Population Science at the American Cancer Society (ACS). Her team collects data on cancer outcomes Cancer Prevention Study-II (CPS-II) and CPS-3 participants.

Research focus and accomplishments

Bontemps-Jones began her career at ACS in the Behavioral Research Center managing studies and conducting study evaluations in the areas of tobacco control, social support, and health equity. Currently, she primarily assists in managing the CPS-3 Accelerometry Sub-Study.




Work before ACS

  • ASPH/CDC Fellow, Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch, CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) 
  • Research Analyst, National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine


  • MPH: Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, 2005
  • BA: Psychology, Columbia University, 2000