Clinical Focus

  • Family & Community Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Global Health Medical Education
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Administrative Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Center for Education and Family Community Medicine (1995 - 2008)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, DGMD (2008 - Present)

Honors & Awards

  • Dean's Award for Community Service, Stanford University School of Medicine (1991)
  • Ecuadorian Award for Outstanding Achievement, CINTERANDES (1995)
  • UnSung Heroes Feature, MONEY Magazine (December 2004)
  • Community Treasures: Community Service Recognition, Stanford University (2004)
  • The University 2006 Distinguished Achievement Award, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2006)
  • Top 100 "Women of Influence" in Silicon Valley, The San Jose Business Journal (2009)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Board Member, Child Family Health International (1992 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American College of Academic Addiction Medicine, Addiction Medicine (2010)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2014)
  • Addiction Medicine, American Board of Addiction Medicine, Addiction (2010)
  • Residency: UCSF Medical Center (1994) CA
  • Internship: UCSF Medical Center (1992) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1991) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (1994)
  • M.D., Stanford University, School of Medicine (1991)

Community and International Work

  • President and Founder, Ecuador, India, Mexico, South Africa, Bolivia


    Global Health Medical Education

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Child Family Health International

    Populations Served




    Ongoing Project


    Opportunities for Student Involvement


Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Evaleen Jones is an expert in Global Health Medical Education, specifically as it impacts the values and attributes described in the Charter on Professionalism: Primacy of Patient Welfare, Patient Autonomy, and Social Justice. She is committed to 'bringing humanity back to medical education' . Dr. Jones is particularly interested in educational activities that improve and expand the skills, knowledge and attitudes for medical students training 'outside their comfort zone' via Global health electives in developing countries (patient communication and trust, ethical decision-making, and emotional intelligence). The Dr. Jones is also actively engaged in Mind Body Medicine activities that promote the emotional well-being, a balanced lifestyle, and practical ‘self care’ skills for patient and colleagues. She is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine (American Society of Addiction Medicine-ASAM). She is a Certified Instructor through the Center for Mind Body Medicine ( Dr. Jones is pursuing Board Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care, expected completion in November 2012.

2023-24 Courses

Graduate and Fellowship Programs

  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine (Fellowship Program)
  • Pain Management (Fellowship Program)

All Publications

  • Host community perspectives on trainees participating in short-term experiences in global health. Medical education Kung, T. H., Richardson, E. T., Mabud, T. S., Heaney, C. A., Jones, E., Evert, J. 2016; 50 (11): 1122-1130


    High-income country (HIC) trainees are undertaking global health experiences in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) host communities in increasing numbers. Although the benefits for HIC trainees are well described, the benefits and drawbacks for LMIC host communities are not well captured.This study evaluated the perspectives of supervising physicians and local programme coordinators from LMIC host communities who engaged with HIC trainees in the context of the latter's short-term experiences in global health.Thirty-five semi-structured interviews were conducted with LMIC host community collaborators with a US-based, non-profit global health education organisation. Interviews took place in La Paz, Bolivia and New Delhi, India. Interview transcripts were assessed for recurrent themes using thematic analysis.Benefits for hosts included improvements in job satisfaction, local prestige, global connectedness, local networks, leadership skills, resources and sense of efficacy within their communities. Host collaborators called for improvements in HIC trainee attitudes and behaviours, and asked that trainees not make promises they would not fulfil. Findings also provided evidence of a desire for parity between the opportunities afforded to US-based staff and those available to LMIC-based partners.This study provides important insights into the perspectives of LMIC host community members in the context of short-term experiences in global health for HIC trainees. We hope to inform the behaviour of HIC trainees and institutions with regard to international partnerships and global health activities.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/medu.13106

    View details for PubMedID 27762010