Charlotte Jones

Faculty of Medicine, Southern Medical Program, UBC Okanagan

Dr. Charlotte Jones, an endocrinologist and leading researcher in the field of chronic disease prevention, recently joined the UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program. Her research focuses on increasing the awareness, detection, and control of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in diverse and at risk populations including the elderly, ethnic minority groups, and aboriginal peoples.

For the past eight years Dr. Jones has been teaching in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Calgary, where she also implemented a nation-wide community-based participatory research project entitled ‘Know Your Numbers, Chart Your Heart.’ The project, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and supported by the University of Calgary and Hypertension Canada, aims to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in Canadian South Asians. 

Primary Recipient Awards

Wall Solutions, Charlotte Jones, 2014

Charlotte Jones
Paul Mick
Wall Solutions

Towards alleviating the isolating effects of hearing loss

Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Charlotte Jones, UBC Faculty of Medicine, Okanagan Health Sciences; and Dr. Paul Mick, UBC Faculty of Medicine and Kelowna General Hospital

Partner(s): Mr. Colin Van Bergen, NexGen Hearing Clinic, Kelowna

Loneliness and social isolation are increasing problems in the elderly. Being lonely/isolated puts people at greater risk of dementia, mental and physical problems and early death. Hearing loss places people at higher risk for loneliness/isolation. Kelowna’s Walk ‘n Talk for Your Life (WTL) program is a UBC-O student-run socialization, health education and physical activity program aimed at reducing loneliness/isolation in older adults. However, it was designed for peole with normal hearing. We will interview older adults with hearing loss that are participating in the WTL to explore their experience of hearing loss and its effects on their emotional wellbeing and get their opinions on how acceptable the program is to them and what they feel needs to change in order to optimize the program for those with hearing loss. Based on the findings from the interviews we will change the WTL to better suit older adults with hearing loss.

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