Debra Clark Jones

Associate Vice President for Community Health

As Associate Vice President for Community Health, Debra helps synergize Duke’s role as a university, employer and healthcare provider to better support communities holistically throughout the state. Debra brings expertise in data analytics and strategic communications to address societal and health disparities and a track record for serving and positively impacting the community. Prior to Duke, Debra was vice president for university advancement, external affairs and technology at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh. She is also president and senior consultant of TEQuity, a firm advancing equity through technology, analytics and communication services.

She is a member of the National Institutes of Health’s Alzheimer’s Disease National Outreach Strategies Task Force, the founder of the Healing Race Foundation, a board member of the Veterans Healing Farm, a board member of the Wake County Public School System’s HUB Advisory Committee and a member of the Danville Regional Foundation Health Collaborative.