Jessie Jones, PhD is a Professor in Health Science, Director, Fibromyalgia Research and Education Center, and past Director for both the Center for Successful Aging and the Ruby Gerontology Center at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Her research focuses on community health needs of older adults and integrative approaches to the promotion of health and management of chronic pain, especially among people with fibromyalgia. She has served as PI or Co-PI on several extramurally funded studies and educational projects. Most recently she is PI of the FAME Project: Fibromyalgia Assessment, Management, and Education.
Jones is nationally and internationally known in the field of exercise science and aging for her research, program design, and curriculum development. Her work has been published in numerous professional journals and cited in over a hundred popular newspapers and magazines. She has conducted over one hundred professional presentations at conferences across the United States and around the world, including China, Taiwan, France, and Germany. She has led senior health and fitness programs for over twenty-five years, and has authored or coauthored several major books related to successful aging.