Kim D. Jones, R.N.C., Ph.D., F.N.P. Share This OHSU Content

Kim Jones

Associate Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Road, SN-ORD
Portland, Ore. 97239
Phone: 503 494-3837
E-mail: joneskim@ohsu.edu

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 (www.myalgia.com), 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

Practice Activities

Frida Center for Fibromyaliga
OHSU Rhuematology Clinic for Fibromyalgia

Service Activities

President, Fibromyalgia Information Foundation
Pain Awareness & Information Network (P.A.I.N.)-Co-founder, OHSU Interprofessional Organization
FNP, PhD and DNP faculty

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

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*

Lipton, G., Mist, S., Wright, C., Arzt, A., Jones, K.D. (in press) A pilot study of myofascial
release therapy compared to Swedish massage in fibromyalgia. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies*

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 *