Meet the Directors
Wanda Jones, DrPH
Deputy Director and Acting Director
Dr. Wanda Jones is the Deputy Director of the Office of Research Integrity, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She also will serve as the Acting Director.
Prior to joining ORI, she completed a 14-month temporary assignment in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, where she led development of the HHS 2017 update to the Pandemic Influenza Plan, and the policy framework for the Department’s implementation of its authorities under the Defense Production Act of 1950.
From December 2009 until January 2016, Dr. Jones was the HHS Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (PDASH). As the PDASH, Dr. Jones oversaw ORI operations and was the signing official on voluntary settlement agreements on research misconduct findings.
Dr. Jones joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1987, where she led domestic and international laboratory training efforts in HIV/AIDS testing. She moved to a science advisory role in HIV/AIDS policy at CDC, where she focused on policies related to neonatal screening, women and HIV/AIDS, vaccine development and HIV reporting. In 1994, she established the CDC’s Office of Women’s Health. In 1998, Dr. Jones was selected to lead the HHS Office on Women’s Health.