Timothy Jones

Summary

Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Variability among states in investigating foodborne disease outbreaks
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37243, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 10:69-73. 2013
  2. pmc Nonculture diagnostic tests for enteric diseases
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37243, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:513-4. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Public knowledge and beliefs about diarrheal disease
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Communicable and Environmental Disease Services CEDS, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 8:165-7. 2011
  4. pmc Absence of Rickettsia rickettsii and occurrence of other spotted fever group rickettsiae in ticks from Tennessee
    Abelardo C Moncayo
    Vector Borne Diseases Section, Communicable and Environmental Diseases Section, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:653-7. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Use of hamster-baited no. 17 Trinidad mosquito traps at an eastern equine encephalomyelitis focus in Tennessee
    Abelardo C Moncayo
    Vector Borne Diseases Section, Communicable and Environmental Diseases Services, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37216, USA
    J Med Entomol 46:862-5. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Host feeding patterns of potential vectors of eastern equine encephalitis virus at an epizootic focus in Tennessee
    Sara B Cohen
    Vector Borne Diseases Section, Communicable and Environmental Diseases, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37216, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:452-6. 2009
  7. pmc Rickettsia parkeri in Amblyomma americanum ticks, Tennessee and Georgia, USA
    Sara B Cohen
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1471-3. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Eating in restaurants: a risk factor for foodborne disease?
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:1324-8. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Endemically acquired foodborne outbreak of enterotoxin-producing Escherichia coli serotype O169:H41
    Rose A Devasia
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tenn 37247, USA
    Am J Med 119:168.e7-10. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Neurologic complications including paralysis after a medication error involving implanted intrathecal catheters
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37247, USA
    Am J Med 112:31-6. 2002

Research Grants

  1. Envirnomental Health Specialist Network
    Timothy Jones; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. Envirnomental Health Specialist Network
    Timothy Jones; Fiscal Year: 2007

Collaborators

  • Sara B Cohen
  • Abelardo C Moncayo
  • Allen S Craig
  • Michael J Yabsley
  • Daniel G Mead
  • David L Kirschke
  • Paul C Erwin
  • R S Nasci
  • S J Olsen
  • Rose A Devasia
  • William Schaffner
  • Marion A Kainer
  • Jennifer K MacFarquhar
  • John R Dunn
  • Marcy McMillian
  • Benjamin S Heavrin
  • Tracy McCauley
  • Danielle L Broussard
  • Roberta Hammond
  • Raymond F Burk
  • Amy Wolkin
  • Richard Hutchinson
  • Paul Melstrom
  • Colleen Martin
  • Alice L Green
  • Beth Collier
  • Joyce Broyles
  • James E Keen
  • Karen L Brady
  • Susan Chow
  • Bryan P Simmons
  • Kelley Melton
  • Kelly L Moore
  • Eric Mintz
  • Jennifer Ward
  • Henrietta Hardin
  • Lorinda L Sheeler
  • Sandy Halford
  • Mark Beatty
  • Jamie Swift
  • Cheryl Bopp
  • Lila Stafford
  • Thomas Shavor
  • Gary Swinger

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. doi request reprint Variability among states in investigating foodborne disease outbreaks
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37243, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 10:69-73. 2013
    ..Foodborne disease outbreak surveillance systems are complex, and improving them will require a multi-faceted approach to identifying and overcoming barriers...
  2. pmc Nonculture diagnostic tests for enteric diseases
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37243, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:513-4. 2012
    ..These infections are mainly foodborne and therefore preventable, and it is of paramount importance that public health surveillance for these infections is consistent and reliable...
  3. doi request reprint Public knowledge and beliefs about diarrheal disease
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Communicable and Environmental Disease Services CEDS, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 8:165-7. 2011
    ..These results have implications for medical providers, regulators, and public health in the management and prevention of diarrheal disease...
  4. pmc Absence of Rickettsia rickettsii and occurrence of other spotted fever group rickettsiae in ticks from Tennessee
    Abelardo C Moncayo
    Vector Borne Diseases Section, Communicable and Environmental Diseases Section, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:653-7. 2010
    ..Rickettsia rickettsii was not detected. This study suggests that some RMSF cases reported in Tennessee may be caused by cross-reactivity with other SFGR antigenically related to R. rickettsii...
  5. ncbi request reprint Use of hamster-baited no. 17 Trinidad mosquito traps at an eastern equine encephalomyelitis focus in Tennessee
    Abelardo C Moncayo
    Vector Borne Diseases Section, Communicable and Environmental Diseases Services, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37216, USA
    J Med Entomol 46:862-5. 2009
    ..17 Trinidad traps compared with CO2-baited CDC light traps to capture Cx. erraticus mosquitoes are discussed. Further understanding of the feeding behavior and ecology of this potential vector is warranted...
  6. ncbi request reprint Host feeding patterns of potential vectors of eastern equine encephalitis virus at an epizootic focus in Tennessee
    Sara B Cohen
    Vector Borne Diseases Section, Communicable and Environmental Diseases, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37216, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:452-6. 2009
    ..By incorporating this study with flight range, vector competence, and virus field isolation data, we assessed certain aspects of the enzootic and epizootic vectorial capacity of the mosquito species present at this outbreak site...
  7. pmc Rickettsia parkeri in Amblyomma americanum ticks, Tennessee and Georgia, USA
    Sara B Cohen
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1471-3. 2009
    ..Using PCR and sequence analysis, we identified R. parkeri in 2 Amblyomma americanum ticks. This rickettsiosis may be underdiagnosed in the eastern United States...
  8. ncbi request reprint Eating in restaurants: a risk factor for foodborne disease?
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:1324-8. 2006
    ..Clinicians should report all suspected foodborne disease to public health authorities to ensure appropriate epidemiologic investigation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Endemically acquired foodborne outbreak of enterotoxin-producing Escherichia coli serotype O169:H41
    Rose A Devasia
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tenn 37247, USA
    Am J Med 119:168.e7-10. 2006
    ..It is important for public health practitioners and clinicians to be aware of ETEC as a domestic cause of gastroenteritis. We investigated a foodborne disease outbreak to understand the epidemiology of ETEC in this setting...
  10. ncbi request reprint Neurologic complications including paralysis after a medication error involving implanted intrathecal catheters
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37247, USA
    Am J Med 112:31-6. 2002
    ..Long-term continuous intrathecal infusion of medications for chronic medical problems is common. We investigated the cause of a cluster of severe neurologic complications in patients with intrathecal catheters...
  11. ncbi request reprint La Crosse encephalitis in Eastern Tennessee: clinical, environmental, and entomological characteristics from a blinded cohort study
    Paul C Erwin
    East Tennessee Regional Office, Tennessee Department of Health, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:1060-5. 2002
    ..013). Evidence is accumulating that the newly introduced mosquito species Ae. albopictus may be involved in the emergence of La Crosse virus infection in eastern Tennessee...
  12. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for tick exposure and suboptimal adherence to preventive recommendations
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville 37247, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:47-50. 2002
    ..Tickborne diseases are the most common vectorborne illnesses in the United States. Understanding risk factors for tick bites and adherence to preventive measures are important in preventing morbidity associated with tickborne disease...
  13. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of aseptic meningitis associated with echovirus 13
    David L Kirschke
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nashville, TN, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:1034-8. 2002
    ..We investigated a large outbreak in Shelby County, TN, to determine the characteristics and clinical manifestations of echovirus 13 meningitis...
  14. pmc From pig to pacifier: chitterling-associated yersiniosis outbreak among black infants
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37247, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1007-9. 2003
    ..001). Of 13 samples of chitterlings tested, 2 were positive for Yersinia intermedia and 5 for Salmonella. Decontamination of chitterlings before sale with methods such as irradiation should be strongly considered...
  15. ncbi request reprint Limitations to successful investigation and reporting of foodborne outbreaks: an analysis of foodborne disease outbreaks in FoodNet catchment areas, 1998-1999
    Timothy F Jones
    Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:S297-302. 2004
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  16. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of joint and soft-tissue infections associated with injections from a multiple-dose medication vial
    David L Kirschke
    Epidemiology Program Office, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA and Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:1369-73. 2003
    ..aureus in MDVs of lidocaine revealed prolonged survival at refrigerator temperatures. This outbreak highlights the importance of strict attention to aseptic procedures and carefully following manufacturers' instructions when using MDVs...
  17. ncbi request reprint Appropriate rabies postexposure prophylaxis
    Tracy McCauley
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, USA
    Tenn Med 96:135-7. 2003
  18. ncbi request reprint Increased incidence of the outbreak strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the surrounding community after an outbreak in a jail
    Timothy F Jones
    Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Tennessee Department of Health and Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    South Med J 96:155-7. 2003
    ..Between 1995 and 1997, a tuberculosis outbreak occurred in a large, urban jail. We investigated whether the outbreak strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) was circulating in the surrounding community after that outbreak...
  19. ncbi request reprint Compliance with azithromycin versus erythromycin in the setting of a pertussis outbreak
    Rose A Devasia
    Infectious Diseases Division, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Am J Med Sci 337:176-8. 2009
    ..We evaluated treatment adherence between exposed persons giving erythromycin or azithromycin during a community-wide pertussis outbreak...
  20. pmc Response to emerging infection leading to outbreak of linezolid-resistant enterococci
    Marion A Kainer
    Tennessee Department of Health, Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Nashville, Tennessee 37243, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1024-30. 2007
    ..1 per day), and duration of preceding linezolid therapy (AOR 1.1 per day). Linezolid exposure and patient-to-patient transmission appear to be responsible for LRE infections, an important emeraina hospital problem...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk behaviors for disease transmission among petting zoo attendees
    Marcy McMillian
    Tennessee Department of Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 231:1036-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate risk behaviors for transmission of zoonotic diseases at petting zoos during a period without a recognized disease outbreak...
  22. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of bacterial enteric infections under active surveillance in Tennessee and Georgia, 2000-2002
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, USA
    Tenn Med 97:319-21. 2004
  23. ncbi request reprint The changing epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Tennessee
    Benjamin S Heavrin
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Tenn Med 97:357-60. 2004
    ..We describe the changing epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Tennessee to identify opportunities for improved response to the epidemic...
  24. ncbi request reprint Use of stool collection kits delivered to patients can improve confirmation of etiology in foodborne disease outbreaks
    Timothy F Jones
    Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1454-9. 2004
    ..In 68% of foodborne disease outbreaks, no etiologic pathogen is identified. In two-thirds of outbreaks with no identified etiology, no stool specimens are submitted for testing...
  25. ncbi request reprint Two community hepatitis B outbreaks: an argument for vaccinating incarcerated persons
    Rose A Devasia
    Tennessee Department of Health, Communicable and Environmental Services, North Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Vaccine 24:1354-8. 2006
    ..Priority should be given to developing and supporting practical programs to vaccinate the high-risk populations in correctional facilities against hepatitis B...
  26. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic investigation of a restaurant-associated outbreak of Pontiac fever
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:1292-7. 2003
    ..Pontiac fever should be considered as a diagnosis during acute outbreaks of influenza-like illness with a high attack rate and no other identified etiology...
  27. ncbi request reprint Tennessee Shigella update
    Timothy F Jones
    TN Department of Health, Nashville, USA
    Tenn Med 99:645-6. 2006
  28. ncbi request reprint Family outbreaks of invasive community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
    Timothy F Jones
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:e76-8. 2006
    ..Although surveillance via culture of family contacts of patients with invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection is not currently recommended, such clusters should stimulate reevaluation of preventive measures...
  29. pmc An outbreak of community-acquired foodborne illness caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Timothy F Jones
    Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Tennessee Department of Health, 4th Floor, Cordell Hull Building, 425 5th Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37247, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:82-4. 2002
    ..This is the first report of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness caused by community-acquired MRSA...
  30. pmc Acute selenium toxicity associated with a dietary supplement
    Jennifer K MacFarquhar
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:256-61. 2010
    ..Selenium is an element necessary for normal cellular function, but it can have toxic effects at high doses. We investigated an outbreak of acute selenium poisoning...

Research Grants5

  1. Envirnomental Health Specialist Network
    Timothy Jones; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The EHS-Net program is a critical demonstration of multiple agencies working together on a coordinated response to this public health need, and we look forward to contributing to it. ..
  2. Envirnomental Health Specialist Network
    Timothy Jones; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The EHS-Net program is a critical demonstration of multiple agencies working together on a coordinated response to this public health need, and we look forward to contributing to it. ..