V. Faye Jones, M.D., Ph.D, MSPH

Associate Vice President for Health Affairs / Diversity Initiatives
Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
University of Louisville

Dr. Jones, a tenured professor of pediatrics, joined U of L in 1990 and has served in multiple capacities for the University throughout her career. Having served as an Associate Dean, Medical Director, and Interim Division Chief Dr. Jones currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Health Affairs - Diversity Initiatives while still balancing her medical practice role and her commitment to many other varied committees and boards. 

  • Professor of Pediatrics with Tenure
  • Associate Vice President for Health Affairs – Diversity Initiatives 
  • Staff Pediatrician, University of Louisville General Pediatrics
  • Vice Chair, Inclusive Excellence, Department of Pediatrics
  • Supervising Director – Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program, HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion (Formerly known as the Office of Minority and Rural Affairs)
  • Former Board Member and current Advisor, Family Scholar House 
  • Past Present and current member, Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality
  • Member, Department of Pediatric Executive Committee
  • Member, Administration and Planning Committee, University of Louisville
  • Member, Race Community and Child Welfare Steering Committee, Louisville Metro Government
  • Member, Executive Committee on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care (COFCAKC), National American Academy of Pediatrics 
  • Member, Passport Board of Directors
  • Faculty Lead, HSC Cultural Competency Symposium, University of Louisville 
  • Associate Division Chief, University of Louisville Division of General Pediatrics
  • Past President Elect, Medical Staff Executive Committee, Kosair Children’s Hospital
  • Peer Reviewer of Manuscripts – AAP, Zero to Three, HRSA, PAS, SGEA, RIME, Frontiers in Pediatrics
  • Authored or co-authored more than 71 publications
  • Featured in Who’s Who in Black Louisville on four separate occasions
  • Nominated for the Governor’s Dignity of Humanity Award
  • Elected to the 2016-2017 Leadership Louisville

Dr. Jones is a Kentucky native and graduated from Western Kentucky University with her BS in Biology.  She attended medical school and completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Louisville and later obtained her Masters of Science in Public Health and PhD in Epidemiology, both from the University of Louisville. Dr. Jones completed certificate programs in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine; Louisville Healthcare Fellow, Health Enterprise Network in Louisville, Kentucky; Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC; and Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, Co-hosted by Georgetown University and Arizona State University, Washington, DC and Phoenix, AR.