Christopher A Jones, D. Phil. (Oxon), M.Sc. (Oxon), FRSM
Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
    South Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Phone: +1.802.777.3317


  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-Baltimore (USA)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Christ Church, University of Oxford (England) 2006
  • Masters of Science, Christ Church, University of Oxford (England) 2000
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.), University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (USA) 1999
  • Executive  Training  in  e-Health  and  Patient  Reported  Outcomes,  Harvard  School  of  Public  Health  – Cambridge (USA) 2014


Research Interest

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Obstetrics
  • Health Economics
  • Embryology
  • Health-Related Quality Of Life
  • Business Economics
  • Medical Tourism
  • Medical Care
  • Medical Economics

Scientific Activities

Professional Experience
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery - Director, Global Health Economics Unit, Vermont Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Nov 2011-Present
  • Director, Global Health Economics, Department of Global Commercial Development, June 2010-Oct 2011
  • Independent Consultant, Fid Royal SARL (Family Office of Hoogewerf & Cie), Jan 2009-Feb 2010
  • Fixed-Term Health Economist, Luxembourg Government, Jan 2009-Feb 2010
  • Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), November 2007-January 2009
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Johns Hopkins University, June 2006-June 2007
  • NICE Fellow in Health Economics, University College London, September 2003-Jan 2007
  • Marquis Who’s Who (listed since 2013)
  • CSL Behring 1-year Certificate of Appreciation (11)
  • University of Michigan Department Honours (99)
  • University of Michigan Class Honours (97-99)
  • Academic Merit Scholarship (98-99)
  • Honors Society of Phi Kappa Phi (Since 97)
  • Certficat d’Honneur, Concours National de Francais - Association Americaine des Professeurs de Francais (93).
  • International Health Economics Association (member since 2011)
  • Society for Medical Decision Making (member since 2011) Middle East Health Economics Group (member since 2011)
  • European Center for International Political Economy (member since 2010)
  • International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR – member since 2007)
  • University of Oxford Centre for Science and Society (member since 2006)
  • The Royal Society of Medicine (fellow since 06)
  • Center for Study of Multiple Birth (fellow since 1999) Oxford Union (Life Member since 1999)


  1. Jones CA, Fernandez L, Weimersheimer P, Sharf M, Mesa O, Peters C, DiCarlo A, and M Nortosky (2015). Estimating the Burden of Cost in Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease (GvHD): A Human Capital Approach. Accepted: Journal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research.
  2. Jones CA, Chapman DG, Weimersheimer P, Fernandez L, Mesa OA, Peters C, Vanaudenaerde BM, Norotsky MC and R Vos. Burden of Cost in Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome: Predictions for  the  Next  Decade. Accepted: Journal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research.
  3. Clark EM, Jones CA, Williams JR, Kurti AN, Norotsky MN, Danforth CM and PS Dodds (2015). Vaporous Marketing: Uncovering Pervasive Electronic Cigarette Advertisements on Twitter. Accepted pending edits: PLOSONE.
  4. Clark EM, Williams JR, Jones CA, Galbraith R, Danforth CM and PS Dodds (2015). Sifting Robotic from Organic Text: A Natural Language Approach for Detecting Automation on Twitter. Accepted and In Press, J Computational Science. ArXiv preprint: 1505.04342. {NIH-funded time referenced in this manuscript}
  5. Sills ES, Xiang L, Jones CA, and SH Wood (2015). Contraceptive failure after hysteroscopic sterilization: Analysis of clinical and demographic data from 103 unplanned pregnancies. Obstetrics & Gynecology Science, Nov; 58(6): 487–493.
  6. Jones CA, Ducis K, Petrozzino J, Clark E, Fung M, Peters C, Sarkar I, Krol E, Pochal B, Boutrus A, Weimersheimer, P, and K Freeman (2015) Prevention of treatment-related fluid overload reduces estimated effective cost of prothrombin complex concentrate in patients requiring rapid vitamin k antagonist reversal. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research. Jul 29:1-5. Impact factor: 1.669.
  7. Fernandez L, Koliba C, Zia A, Cheung K, Solomon R and C Jones (2015). System Dynamics Modeling can be Leveraged to Predict Critical Care Pathways and Costs for End Stage Renal Disease: US Population to 2020. Journal of Health Economics & Outcomes Research. 3 (1):24-33. {Department of Surgery award referenced in this manuscript}
  8. Severson TD and CA Jones (2014). Technology insourcing in a university setting. European Journal of Contemporary Economics and Management. May Edition, Vol. 1, No. 1.
  9. Jones CA, Callas PW, Everett RW, Galbraith RA, Spitsberg R , Petrozzino JJ, DeSarno MJ and AC Stanley (2014). An Algorithm to Analyze Cost Heterogeneity using Counterfactual Scenarios in Endovascular versus Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Predicting Costs for Subsequent Patients. Journal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research.1(3):308-21. New Journal Publication (2014); Open Access and Peer Reviewed; Impact Factor Not Available.
  10. Sills ES, Collins GS, Salem A, Jones CA, and RD Salem  (2013).  Array  CGH  and  mandatory  single  fresh embryo transfer to normalize preterm delivery and multiple gestation outcomes with IVF: fiscal analysis of coverage expansion by a California state health exchange. Fertility and Sterility (Impact factor: 4.59); 100(3):S134.
  11. CA Jones and ES Sills (2013). Contrasting selected reproductive challenges of today with those of antiquity— the past is prologue. Ulster Med J. 82(3):150-156.
  12. CA Jones, O Carpinello, D Kumar, LG Keith, R Raj and ES  Sills  (2013).  A  Time-motion  comparison  of itemized treatment costs in first and second in vitro fertilization attempts: A United Kingdom fertility centre experience. J Health Economics and Outcomes Research, 1(2):83-95.
  13. Straughen J, Salihu HM, Keith L, Petrozzino J, and C Jones (2013). Obligatory versus elective single embryo transfer in in vitro fertilization. A population-based analysis of data from the U.K. Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. J Reprod Med., Mar-Apr;58(3-4):95-100.
  14. Sills ES, L Chiriac, D Vaughan, CA Jones and SA Salem (2013). Analysis  of  federal  process  of  care  data reported from selected acute-care hospitals serving rural westernmost North Carolina. Clinicoeconomics  and Outcomes Research, 5:119-124.
  15. Jones CA, Petrozzino JJ, Hoesche J, Krol EM, Freeman K (2013). Perceptions about time for normalization of international normalized ratio in patients requiring acute warfarin reversal when using fresh-frozen plasma. Am J Emerg Med. 2013 May;31(5):878-9. [2015: cited in The Lancet]
  16. Sills ES, Collins GS, Salem SA, Jones CA, Peck AC and Salem RD. (2012) Balancing selected medication costs with total number of daily injections: a preference analysis of GnRH-agonist and antagonist protocols by IVF patients. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. 10:67.
  17. Jones CA, Rojavin M and JS Baggish (2012). Patients with primary immunodeficiency receiving subcutaneous immune globulin Hizentra maintain health-related quality of life and treatment satisfaction in a multicentre extension study of efficacy, tolerability and safety. J Pharm Health Serv Res. Mar; 3 (1): 41-7
  18. Menzin J, White LA, Friedman M, Nichols C, Menzin J, Hoesche J, G Bergman and C Jones (2012). Factors associated with failure to correct the international normalised ratio  following  fresh  frozen  plasma administration among patients treated for warfarin-related major bleeding: an analysis  of  electronic  health records. Thromb Haemost. Apr; 107(4):662-72.
  19. Menzin J, Hoesche J, Friedman M, Nichols  C, Bergman GE, Crowther M, Garcia D and C Jones (2012). Failure to correct International Normalized Ratio and mortality among patients with warfarin-related major bleeding: an analysis of electronic health records. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 10:596-605.
  20. Haddad E, Berger M, Wang ECY, Jones CA, Baggish J and M Bexon. (2012) Higher doses of subcutaneous IgG reduce resource utilization in patients with primary immunodeficiency. J Clin Immunol. Apr; 32(2):281-9.
  21. Jones CA, Christensen AL, Salihu H, Carpenter W, Petrozzino J, Abrams E and LG Keith (2011). a robust online counselling tool using metrics from the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) to predict individual probabilities of live birth and multiple birth events following In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). J Exp Clin Assist Reprod. 8:3.
  22. Salma U, Gill HK, Keith LG, Tilmon S, CA Jones, A Sobti and A Patel (2011). Male subfertility and the role of micronutrient supplementation: clinical and economic issues. J Exp Clin Assist Reprod. 8:3.
  23. Jones CA and ES Sills. (2011) The Emergency Medical Recovery Act (EMRA):  Ireland’s  bold  healthcare initiative for the next decade. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. Mar;2(1):17-20.
  24. Jones CA, Keith LG, Bocquet V, Arendt J, Smit J, Berchem G and  ML  Lair  (2010).  A  population  based economic analysis of cross-border payments for fertility services in Luxembourg. J Exp Clin Assist Reprod. Oct 4;7:pii:3.
  25. [An Introduction to the doctoral analyses of Christopher Jones; In:] Walsh DJ  and  APH  Walsh  (2010). Setting the stage for novel public policy and fiscal impact studies regarding the impact of in vitro fertilisation: an introduction. J Exp Clin Assist Reprod. 7:1.
  26. Horowitz MD, Rosenweig JA and CA Jones (2008) Women’s Issues in Medical Tourism. Int J Fertil Women’s Med.  53(5):150-160.
  27. Jones CA (2008). Ethical and legal conundrums of post-modern procreation. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. Mar;100(3):208-10. Epup 2007 Dec 11.
  28. Jones CA and LG Keith (2007). Facing the Challenge. International Med. Travel Journal. Issue 2: 34-5.
  29. Horowitz MD, Rosenweig JA, and CA Jones (2007). Medical tourism: globalization of the healthcare marketplace. MedGenMed; 9(4):33.
  30. Bridges, JFP and CA Jones (2007). Patient-based HTA: a Vision of the Future. International Journal  of Technology Assessment in Health Care (Cambridge University Press), 23(1):30-35.
  31. Jones CA, Keith LG (2006) Medical tourism and reproductive outsourcing: the dawning of a new paradigm for healthcare. Int J Fertil Women’s Med;51:251–255.
  32. Lovell K, Cox D, Haddock G, Jones C, Raines D, Garvey R, Roberts C and S Hadley (2006). Telephone- administered cognitive behaviour therapy for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder: a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial. British Medical Journal. 333 (7574):883.
  33. Jones CA and LG Keith (2006). Medical tourism and reproductive outsourcing: the dawning  of  a  new paradigm for healthcare. Int J Fertil Women’s Med. Nov-Dec; 51(6):251-255.
  34. Blickstein I, Jones C and LG Keith (2003) Zygotic splitting rates after single-embryo transfers in in vitro fertilisation (IVF). New England Journal of Medicine, Jun 5;348(23):2366-7.


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