Milissa U Jones


Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Deputy Director, Translational Medicine Unit
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Respiratory Viral Epidemiology; Pediatric Vaccine Development; Novel Pediatric Antimicrobial Development
Health Disparities; Equity
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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD Master of Public Health, June 2019
National Capital Consortium Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, Bethesda, MD Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, September 2019
National Capital Consortium Pediatric Residency Program, Bethesda, MD Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, June 2013
University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, Doctorate of Medicine, May 2010
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minor in Biology, May 2006


Dr. Jones graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2010 and completed her Pediatric Residency in the National Capitol region at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. After serving as a general pediatrician at West Point for 3 years, she returned to the National Capital region in order to complete her infectious diseases fellowship. She joined the pediatrics department at Tripler Army Medical Center in 2019, where she served as the Chief of pediatric infectious diseases and teaching faculty for the Pediatric Residency program and rotating USU medical students. In 2022, Dr. Jones joined the Translational Medicine Unit at USU as a Principal Investigator and currently serves as the Deputy Director.


Jones MU, Banaag A, Nafea SS, Koehlmoos TP. Evaluation of Racial Disparities in Suspected Child Abuse among Insured Children with Head Injury [published online ahead of print, 2022 Dec 26]. Child Maltreatment. 2022

Scher AI, Berjohn CM, Byrne C, Colombo RE, Colombo CJ, Edwards MS, Ewers EC, Ganesan A, Jones M, Larson DT, Libraty D, Lindholm DA, Madar CS, Maldonado CJ, Maves RC, Mende K, Richard SA, Rozman JS, Rusiecki J, Smith A, Simons M, Tribble D, Agan B, Burgess TH, Pollett SD; EPICC COVID-19 Cohort Study Group. Variation by Type, Dose, and History, Severity, and Recency of Prior SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022

Wang W, Lusvarghi S, Subramanian R, Epsi NJ, Wang R, Goguet E, Fries AC, Echegaray F, Vassell R, Coggins SA, Richard SA, Lindholm DA, Mende K, Ewers EC, Larson DT, Colombo RE, Colombo CJ, Joseph JO, Rozman JS, Smith A, Lalani T, Berjohn CM, Maves RC, Jones MU, Mody R, Huprikar N, Livezey J, Saunders D, Hollis-Perry M, Wang G, Ganesan A, Simons MP, Broder CC, Tribble DR, Laing ED, Agan BK, Burgess TH, Mitre E, Pollett SD, Katzelnick LC, Weiss CD. Antigenic cartography of well-characterized human sera show

Richard SA, Epsi NJ, Lindholm DA, Malloy AMW, Maves RC, Berjohn CM, Lalani T, Smith AG, Mody RM, Ganesan A, Huprikar N, Colombo RE, Colombo CJ, Madar C, Jones MU, Larson DT, Ewers EC, Bazan S, Fries AC, Maldonado CJ, Simons MP, Rozman JS, Andronescu L, Mende K, Tribble DR, Agan BK, Burgess TH, Pollett SD, Powers JH 3rd; EPICC COVID-19 Cohort Study Group. COVID-19 Patient-Reported Symptoms Using FLU-PRO Plus in a Cohort Study: Associations With Infecting Genotype, Vaccine History, and Return to Health. Op

Epsi NJ, Richard SA, Lindholm DA, Mende K, Ganesan A, Huprikar N, Lalani T, Fries AC, Maves RC, Colombo RE, Larson DT, Smith A, Chi SW, Maldonado CJ, Ewers EC, Jones MU, Berjohn CM, Libraty DH, Edwards MS, English C, Rozman JS, Mody RM, Colombo CJ, Samuels EC, Nwachukwu P, Tso MS, Scher AI, Byrne C, Rusiecki J, Simons MP, Tribble D, Broder CC, Agan BK, Burgess TH, Laing ED, Pollett SD; EPICC COVID-19 Cohort Study Group. Understanding 'hybrid immunity': comparison and predictors of humoral immune response

Miller M, Delaney K, Lustik M, Nguyen C, Jones M, Mbuthia J. Updated Review of the Pacific Asynchronous Telehealth System's Impact on Military Pediatric Teleconsultations. Telemed J E Health. 2022

Crecelius EM, Lustik MB, Horseman TS, Jones MU. The Prevalence of M. Tuberculosis Among Acid Fast Bacilli Cultures From Military Health System and Veterans Affairs Beneficiaries in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands from 2002 to 2019. PLoS One. 2021

Montgomery AS, Lustik MB, Reichert-Scrivner SA, Woodbury RL, Jones MU, Horseman TS. Respiratory Viral Pathogens Among U.S. Military Personnel at a Medical Treatment Facility in Hawaii From 2014 to 2019. Military Medicine. 2021

Jones MU, Esber AL, Dear N, et al. The Pregnancy Factor: Differences in the Prevalence of Depression Among Pregnant and Non-pregnant Sub-Saharan African Women Living With HIV. Archives of Women’s Mental Health. 2021

Montgomery AM, Lustik MB, Jones MU, et al. Respiratory Viral Pathogens in Children Evaluated at Military Treatment Facilities in Oahu, Hawaii from 2014 to 2018: Seasonality and Climatic Factors. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2021