Jones’ research focused on U.S. health policy, federalism, and policy implementation. He also studied the intergovernmental dynamics of health policy in France and Canada. In January 2012 he testified before the Health Policy Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives concerning the creation of a health insurance exchange. He was regularly invited by hospitals to speak on health care reform. He also served on the Board of Directors for Community Action Network Southeast Ann Arbor. Before graduate school he interned in the Idaho House of Representatives; in Congressman Charlie Rangel’s district office in Harlem, NY; and for the Chair of the Health Committee of the Canadian House of Commons.