Tanya Jones

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Tanya Jones is a sociologist and Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College, specializing in global health policy, development studies and institutional change. Dr. Jones earned her Ph.D. in Sociology at University of California, Berkeley and her M.P.A at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her current book project, “Claim Makers: The Scaling-up of the Community-based Health and Planning Initiative in Ghana," explores the implementation of a community-based health policy in Ghana over a 15-year period. Her book analyzes the contributions to policy adoption of a variety of stakeholders, including Ministry of Health leadership, donor partners, community members and the international NGO community. She examines the ways in which this health sector reform effort has been contested, adapted and modified to respond to the changing conditions in the political and fiscal space in Ghana and globally. Jones’ career embodies the path of a practitioner-scholar, as for over a decade she has held leadership roles in several non-profit organizations as an international health practitioner and as a global health funder stewarding institutional and individual philanthropic awards within the sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia regions.

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  • B.A., African-American Studies and American Civilization, Brown University
  • M.P.A., Public Affairs, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • M.A., Sociology, University of California-Berkeley
  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of California-Berkeley