faculty profile

Pam Jones   DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Associate Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness, Vanderbilt University
Associate Professor


Pam Jones oversees all aspects of the university's strategic health and wellness priorities, including the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and collaborative health and wellness efforts with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. As VUSN Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships, she served as the co-chair of the university's Public Health Central Command Center since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020. Her scholarly expertise and clinical experience informed the careful orchestration of all health processes--including managing patient profiles, contact tracing, isolation planning, quarantine notifications, cluster analysis, data management and psychological assistance for all on-campus students, faculty and staff. In her seven years as dean, she directed VUSN's working relationship with VUMC, led community outreach and managed the school's faculty practice arm, which provides advanced practice leadership and care at VUMC nurse-managed clinics and programs. She also served as expert and liaison to VUMC in the development and mentorship of nurse leaders and on special initiatives. She continues to collaborate with VUMC on population health initiatives, which will provide university leaders with ongoing strategic and operational insight into the most important health and wellness issues at Vanderbilt and across Nashville. At VUSN, she teaches and mentors in the doctor of nursing practice program.


DNP, MSN & BSN, Vanderbilt University


  • Vanderbilt University Chancellor's Award for University Service, 2020
  • Nashville Medical News? Women to Watch, 2020