Kim D. Jones, R.N.C., Ph.D., F.N.P., F.A.A.N.

Kim Jones

Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Road, SN-ORD
Portland, Ore. 97239
Phone: 503 494-3837

Currently accepting Ph.D. students.

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I am thrilled to work with students interested in maximizing fitness and symptom control in people with chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia. I have practiced in the rheumatology clinic at Oregon Health & Science University and the Frida Center for Fibromyalgia evaluating and treating people with fibromyalgia. I am currently the president of the Fibromyalgia Information Foundation (, a non-profit organization whose aim for the past three decades has been to disseminate scientifically sound fibromyalgia data. I teach primarily in the family nurse practitioner, D.N.P., Ph.D. and post-doctoral programs.


Ph.D., post-doctoral program, D.N.P., Family Nurse Practitioner, Inter-professional


Fibromyalgia, Exercise, Pain, Women's Health, Yoga, Tai chi. Funded by NIH, Industry, Foundations

Service Activities

President, Fibromyalgia Information Foundation
Pain Awareness & Information Network (P.A.I.N.)-Co-founder, OHSU Interprofessional Organization
FNP, PhD and DNP faculty
International MYOPAIN Society World Congress of Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Board Member & International Conference Committee Chair
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ARHQ)
Comparative Effectiveness Review on Treatments for Fibromyalgia in Adult Subgroups: Invited Technical Expert

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Jones, K.D., Gelbart, T., Waalen, J., Mondala, T.S., Kurian, S., & Bennett, R.M. (2016) Global peripheral blood gene expression reveals biological markers in fibromyalgia patients. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 34 (96), 89-98.*

Heinricher, M.M., Martenson, M., Halawa, O.I., Tonsfeldt, K.J., Maxwell, C.M., Hammack, N., Bennett, R.M., Mauer, D., & Jones, K.D. (2016) A possible neural mechanisms for photosensitivity in chronic pain. Pain. 157 (4), 868-78.*

Jones, K.D., Maxwell, C., King, V., Denman, M.A., Mist, S.D., Gregory, W.T., (2015) Pelvic floor and urinary distress in women with fibromyalgia. Pain Management Nursing, 16 (6):834-40 PMID:262598883*

Jones, K.D., Casselberry, M., Christopher, M., Ali, A. &Mist, S.D. (2015) Fibromyalgia impact and mindfulness characteristics in 4986 people with fibromyalgia EXPLORE: The Journal of Science & Healing. Jul-Aug;11(4):304-9. PMID:26005199*

Torgrimson-Orjerio, B. Ross, R.L., Dieckmann, F.F., Avery, S., Bennett, R.M., Jones, K.D., Guarino, A.J. & Wood, L.J. (2014) Preliminary evidence of a blunted anti-inflammatory response to exhaustive exercise in fibromyalgia. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 277: 160-167. PMID: 25457842*

Firestone, K.A., Carson, J., Mist, S.D., Carson, K., Jones, K.D. (2014) Interest in yoga among fibromyalgia patients: An international internet survey. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 24: 117-124.*

Bennett, R, Friend, R., Marcus, D, Bernstein, C, Han, BK, Yachoui, R, Deodar, A, Kaell, A, Bonafede, P, Chino, A, Jones, K.D. (2014 Feb e-pub ahead of print). Criteria for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia: Validation of the modified 2010 preliminary ACR criteria and the development of alternative criteria. Arthritis Care & Research. PMID 24497443.*

Lyons, K.S., Jones, K.D., Bennett, R.M., Hiatt, S, & Sayer, A. (2013) Couples perceptions of fibromyalgia symptoms: The role of communication. Pain, 154(11):2417-26. PMID: 23872105.*

Jones, K.D. (2013) A mindful future for fibromyalgia? A comment on Davis and Zautra. Ann Behav Med, 46(3) 253-5 Invited editorial.  PMID 23771864.

Mist, S.D., Firestone, K.A. & Jones, K.D. (2013) Complementary and Alternative Exercise Interventions for fibromyalgia: A meta-analysis. Journal of Pain Research.6:247-60 PMID 23569397.*

Lipton, G., Mist, S., Wright, C., Arzt, A., Jones, K.D. (2013) A pilot study of myofascial release therapy compared to Swedish massage in fibromyalgia. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. 17:365-370 PMID 23768283*

Mist, S.D., Firestone, K.A. & Jones, K.D. (2013) Complementary and Alternative Exercise Interventions for fibromyalgia: A meta-analysis. Journal of Pain Research .6:247-60*

Torma, L, Jones, K.D., Wagnild, G., Messecar, D. & Houck, G. (2013) Growing Old with Fibromyalgia: Factors that Predict Physical Function. Nursing Research. 62(1):16-24. PMID: 23114794 .*

Holton, K.F., Taren, D.L., Thomson, C.A., Bennett, R.M., Jones, K.D. (2012, July 4, Epub ahead of print) The effect of dietary glutamate on fibromyalgia and irritable bowel symptoms. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. PMID 22766026.*

Firestone, K.A., Holton, K.F., Mist, S.D., Wright, C.S.. & Jones, KD (2012). Optimizing fibromyalgia management. The Nurse Practitioner. 37(4):12-21.PMID: 22581278. Invited for poster presentation this September 2012 at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management, Phoenix, AZ, USA.

Jones, K.D., Kindler, L.L. & Lipton, G. (2012). Self-management in fibromyalgia. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine. 3(1): 59-68.

Jones, K.D., Sherman, C.A., Mist, S.D., Carson, J.W., Bennett, R.M., Li, F (2012) A randomized controlled trial of 8-form tai chi improves symptoms and functional mobility in fibromyalgia patients. Clinical Rheumatology. 31(8):1205-14 PMID: 22581278 * selected among thousands to be included in the American Academy of Pain Management’s 6/12/2012 E-newsletter Currents: Pain Management News and Research. Data for tai chi/older adult grant. R21 funded by NIAMS.

Carson, J.W., Carson, K.M., Jones, K.D., Bennett, R.M., Wright, C.L. & Mist, S., M. (2012). Follow-up of Yoga of Awareness for fibromyalgia: Results at 3 months and replication in the wait-list group. Clinical Journal of Pain.28(9):804-13 PMID 22751025 *

Mist, S.M., Wright, C.L., Carson, J.W., Jones, K.D.(2011). Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnoses in a population of women with fibromyalgia. Acupuncture in Medicine,29(4):266-9 PMID 22026964. Invited for poster presentation this September 2012 at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management, Phoenix, AZ, USA. *

Jones, K.D., King, L., Mist, S.D., Bennett, R.M. Horak, F (2011). Postural control deficits in people with fibromyalgia. Arthritis Research & Therapy. 2;13(4):R127. PMID: 21810264 *

Shillam, C.R., Jones, K.D., Miller, L. (2011) Fibromyalgia symptoms, physical function and comorbidity in middle-aged and older adults. Nursing Research; 60(5):309-17. PMID:21873914.*

Kindler, L.L., Bennett, R.M., & Jones, K.D. (2011). Central sensitivity syndromes: Mounting pathophysiologic evidence to link fibromyalgia with other common chronic pain disorders. Pain Management Nursing. 12(1):15-24. PMID:21349445.

Jones, K.D., Bennett, R.M., Ward, R. Deodhar, A.A., (2011) Description of a half-day interprofessional fibromyalgia clinic with an evaluation of patient satisfaction. American Journal of Rehabilitative Medicine, 90(10):825-33. PMID:21681062. *

Jones, K.D. (2011). Nordic walking in fibromyalgia: a means of promoting fitness that is easy for busy clinicians to recommend. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 13:N. Invited editorial. PMID: 21345243.

Kindler, L.L., Jones, K.D., Perrin, N., & Bennett, R.M. (2010). Risk factors predicting the development of widespread pain from a chronic back or neck pain. Journal of Pain. 11(12): 1320-8. PMID:20488762.*

Mist, S.M., Wright, C.L., Jones, K.D., Carson, J.W. & Shih, J.C. (2010) Traditional Chinese medicine for fibromyalgia: An evidence based approach. Practical Pain Management.10(7):73-75.

Nelson, D.V., Bennett, R.M., Barkhuizen, A., Sexton, G.J., Jones, K.D., Esty, M.L., Ochs, L., Donaldson, C.C.S. (2010). Neurotherapy of fibromyalgia? Pain Medicine. 11(6):912-9 PMID: 20624243.*

Ross, R., Jones, K.D., Ward, R.L., Bennett, R.M., Druker, B.J. Wood, L. (2010) Preliminary evidence of increased pain and elevated cytokines in fibromyalgia patients with defective growth hormone response to exercise. Open Immunology Journal 3:9-18 PMID: 20467575.*

Paiva, E.S. & Jones, K.D. (2010). Rational treatment of fibromyalgia for a solo practitioner. Best Practices Research Clinical Rheumatology.24(3):341-52. PMID: 2053468.

Elliott, D.L., Kuehl, K.W., Jones, K.D. & Dulacki, K. (2010). Using an eccentric exercise-testing protocol to assess the beneficial effects of tart cherry juice in fibromyalgia patients. Integrative Medicine, 9(6), 24- 29.ISN:154393X .*

Wright, C.L., Mist, S.M., Ross, R.R. & Jones, K.D (2010) Duloxetine use in fibromyalgia. Expert Reviews. PMID: 20828282 Reprinted in American Pain Society’s Pain Management News and Research, October 2010.

Carson, J.W., Carson, K.M., Jones, K.D., Bennett, R.M., Wright, C.L. & Mist, S., M. (2010). A randomized controlled clinical trial of the Yoga of Awareness program in the management of fibromyalgia. Pain. 151(2):530-9 PMID: 20946990 .*

Ross, R., Jones, K.D., Wood, L.J., Ward, R.L., Bennett, R.M. (2010) Atypical depression is more common than melancholic in fibromyalgia: an observational cohort study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 11:120. *

Jones, K.D., Reiner, A. (2010). A multistep recruitment strategy for participant-intensive clinical trials. Applied Nursing Research.23(4):227-32 PMID: 21035033.

Ross, R., Jones, K.D., Wood, L., Bennett, R.M. (2009) Preliminary evidence of increased pain and elevated cytokines in fibromyalgia patients with defective growth hormone response to exercise. The Open Immunology Journal, 2:195-204. *

Bennett, R.M., Friend, R., Jones, K.D., Ward, R., Han, B.K., Ross, R.L. (2009). The revised fibromyalgia impact questionnaire (FIQR): validation and psychometric properties. Arthritis Res Ther, 11(5): 415 PMID: 19849824.*

Kindler, L.L., Jones, K.D., & Holton, K. (2009). Potential dietary links for central sensitization in fibromyalgia: past reports, future directions. Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America.35 (2), 409-420. PMID: 19647151 (invited, peer reviewed with editor making final revisions).

Jones, K.D., & Lipton, G. (2009). Exercise interventions in fibromyalgia: Clinical applications from the evidence. Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America. 35 (2), 373-391. PMID: 19647149.

Linton, C.P. & Jones, K.D. (2009) Ultraviolet protection behaviors and beliefs among young adult dermatology patients: Challenges for skin cancer prevention. Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association, 1(3):1-8. *

Jones, K.D., Horak, F., Winters, K.S. & Bennett, R.M. (2009). Fibromyalgia is associated with impaired balance and falls Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 15(1),16-21. PMID: 19125137. Reprinted with permission American Academy of Pain Management e-letter Feb 2009. *

Mease, P., Arnold, L.M., Choy, E.H., Clauw, D.J. et al. and collaborators including Jones, K.D. (2009) Fibromyalgia syndrome module at OMERACT 9: domain construct. J Rheumatol, 36(10):2318-29. PMID: 19820221

Jones, C.J, Jones, K.D. Rutledge, D.N., Rooks, D. (2008) Self-Assessed Physical

Function Levels of Women with Fibromyalgia: A National Survey. Women’s Health Issues, 58(2):406-12. PMID: 18723374 *

Jones, K.D. Burckhardt, C.S. Perrin, N., Hanson, G., Deodhar, A.A. & Bennett, R.M. (2008).

A randomized controlled trial of pyridostigmine and exercise in fibromyalgia. Arthritis & Rheumatism; 58(2), 612-22. PMID:18240245 *