Dr. Jones obtained his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and completed residency and a clinical research fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. His clinical research focus is on sepsis, life-threatening infections, and critical care. Dr. Jones has mentored numerous faculty members in career development grants, more than 30 residents and medical students in formal research methods, and multiple fellows in clinical trial research fellowships. Dr. Jones moved back to UMMC in 2011 as the director of research for the Department of Emergency Medicine. In 2013, he became chairman of the department and is presently principal investigator on an National Institutes of Health Research Project Grant (R01) and co-principal investigator on a Research Project with Complex Structure Cooperative Agreement and co-principal investigator on two other R01s and co-principal investigator on two Research Project Cooperative Agreements. In managing his departmental research efforts, he has developed a full-service clinical research support system. Dr. Jones serves on multiple editorial boards and federal grant review committees, has held national society offices, and has authored numerous peer reviewed and book chapter publications.