Allyson Jones, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy


Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy
(780) 492-2020
3-44C Corbett (E.A.) Hall
8205 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G4




Dr. Jones is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy with a cross appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences. She has a PhD in Epidemiology and a MSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta, a BA in Administrative Studies from the University of Winnipeg and a BSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan.

Prior to joining the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta, Dr. Jones completed a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)/Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Postdoctoral Fellowship in health-related quality of life. She received a New Investigator Award from the American Geriatrics Society for her postdoctoral work. She has and continues to practice clinically as a physical therapist.

Professional Affiliations

Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association

Canadian Physiotherapy Association


Current Research

Dr. Jones research interests are patient health outcomes and health-related quality of life in chronic musculoskeletal conditions common in elderly patient populations. Using multiple methods, including patient surveys, clinical evaluation, performance measures, and administrative databases, Dr. Jones looks at functional, health-related quality of life (HRQL), and health services outcomes to determine how we can maximize successful outcomes with total joint arthroplasty, spinal stenosis and hip fracture. Her current core projects are in the following areas: 1) Patient-related outcomes, determinants of total hip and knee arthroplasties; 2) mobility of older adults in the community;and 3) factors affecting functional recovery and health-related quality of life of hip fracture.

Funding for current research comes from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, University of Alberta, New Investigator Award from the CIHR (2006-2011) and AHFMR Population Health Investigator establishment grant (2007-2014).

Research Affiliations

Canadian Rheumatology Association

Arthritis Research Canada

Collaborative Orthopaedic Research (CORe)

Injury Prevention Centre

University of Alberta Evidence Practice-based Center


Dr. Jones is currently accepting applications for MSc and PhD students in either the Rehabilitation Science or Public Health (epidemiology) program.

We are looking for students in the epidemiology program who have a special interest in national surveillance / administrative data of older people with chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, frailty and Parkinson Disease.


PTHER 352 - Introductory Statistics for the Health Care Professions

An introduction to statistical principles, research methods and critical appraisal of research reports with a focus on the healthcare environment. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.

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Scholarly Activities

Research - AHFMR Population Health Investigator (2007-2014).

2007 to 2014

Featured Publications

Jones, C.A., Jhangri, G.S., Yamamoto, S.S., Hogan D.B., Hanson H., Levasseur M., Morales E., Légaré F.

BMC Geriatrics. 2023 July; 23 10.1186/s12877-023-04127-2

Lindeman C, Jones A, Klein D, Prado C, Pham ANQ, Spence J, Drummond N.

Family Practice. 2022 October; 39 (5):974-977 10.1093/fampra/cmab170

Hanson H, Friesen J, Beaupre L, Jasper L, Millington J, Jones CA

Arthritis Care & Research Open Rheumatology. 2022 July; 4 (10):863-871 10.1002/acr2.11489

Jones CA, Suarez-Almazor ME

Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management . 2017 August; 24 (8):364-370

Jones CA, Jhangri GS, Feeny D, Beaupre LA.

Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. 2017 January; 72 (1):61-67

Barnabe C, Jones CA, Bernatsky S, Peschken CA, Voaklander DC, Homik D, Crowshoe LF, Esdaile JM, El-Gabalawy H, Hemmelgarn B.

Arthritis Care & Research. 2016 June; 69 (4):467-474

Jones CA, Roop SC, Pohar, SL, Albrecht L, Scott SD.

Special Issue: Knowledge Translation and Implementation. Physical Therapy. 2015 April; 95 (4):663-677

Jones CA, Cox V, Jhangri GS, Suarez-Almazor ME

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2012 June; 20 (6):511-518 10.1016/j.joca.2012.02.637

Jones CA, Martin WRC, Wieler M, King-Jesso P, Voaklander DC

Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 2012 May; 18 (4):327-331 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2011.11.018

Jones CA, Voaklander DC, Johnston DW, Suarez-Almazor ME

Archives of Internal Medicine. 2001 February; 161 (3):454-460 10.1001/archinte.161.3.454