Dr. Jones earned both her medical degree and master’s of public health in epidemiology at Tulane University. She completed a residency in neurology at Emory University and received advanced training in vascular neurology through a fellowship at the UT Health Science Center at Houston.

Certified in neurology and vascular neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

Dr. Jones’ clinical and research interests include health disparities in stroke care, global access to stroke care, stroke prevention, stroke recovery, and the effect of social determinants of health on stroke outcomes. With increasing incidence of stroke in vulnerable populations, her clinical and research focus is fundamental to improving global cerebrovascular health. She has delivered numerous invited lectures and published several academic articles related to these topics. In addition, she is a site investigator and co-investigator in national clinical trials that are advancing research in treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. Her current work on racial disparities in stroke treatment was awarded KL2 funding in 2023. She is Clinical Director of Outpatient Vascular Neurology Clinics at UT Southwestern and Parkland Hospitals. 



Other Post Graduate Training
Tulane University School of Public Health (2014)
Medical School
Tulane University Medical School (2014)
Graduate School
Tulane University School of Public Health (2014), Epidemiology
Emory University School of Medicine (2018), Neurology
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2020), Vascular Neurology

Research Interest

  • Health Disparities
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Stroke Outcomes
  • Stroke Recovery


Door to needle time trends after transition to tenecteplase: A Multicenter Texas stroke registry
Rodriguez N, Prasad S, Olson DW, Bandela S, Gealogo Brown G, Kwon Y, Gebreyohanns M, Jones EM, Ifejika NL, Stone S, Anderson JA, Savitz SI, Cruz-Flores S, Warach SJ, Goldberg MP, Birnbaum LA Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2024 Aug 33
Multicenter exploration of tenecteplase transition factors: A quantitative analysis
Prasad S, Jones EM, Gebreyohanns M, Kwon Y, Olson DW, Anderson JA, Savitz SI, Cruz-Flores S, Warach SJ, Rhodes CE, Goldberg MP, Ifejika NL Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2024 Apr 33
A qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to using tenecteplase to treat acute ischemic stroke
Prasad S, Jones EM, Gebreyohanns M, Aguilera V, Olson DW, Anderson JA, Savitz SI, Flores SC, Warach SJ, Rhodes CE, Goldberg MP, Ifejika NL Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2024 Jan 33
Telehealth Trials to Address Health Equity in Stroke Survivors
Sharrief AZ, Guzik AK, Jones E, Okpala M, Love MF, Ranasinghe TI, Bushnell C Stroke 2023 Feb 54 396-406
Sex differences in endovascular thrombectomy outcomes in large vessel occlusion: A propensity-matched analysis from the SELECT study
Fifi JT, Nguyen TN, Song S, Sharrief A, Pujara DK, Shaker F, Fournier LE, Jones EM, Lechtenberg CG, Slavin SJ, Ifejika NL, Diaz MV, Martin-Schild S, Schaafsma J, Tsai JP, Alexandrov AW, Tjoumakaris SI, Sarraj A Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery 2022 Mar 15 105-112
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Functional Outcome after Thrombectomy: A Cohort Study of an Integrated Stroke Network
Jones E, Kumar A, Lopez-Rivera V, Sebaugh J, Kamal H, Sheth SA, Sharrief A, Zha A Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2021 Dec 30
Lack of Racial, Ethnic, and Sex Disparities in Ischemic Stroke Care Metrics within a Tele-Stroke Network
Reddy S, Wu TC, Zhang J, Rahbar MH, Ankrom C, Zha A, Cossey TC, Aertker B, Vahidy F, Parsha K, Jones E, Sharrief A, Savitz SI, Jagolino-Cole A Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2021 Jan 30
Decade-long nationwide trends and disparities in use of comfort care interventions for patients with ischemic stroke
Chu KM, Jones EM, Meeks JR, Pan AP, Agarwal KL, Taffet GE, Vahidy FS Journal of the American Heart Association 2021 10
Racial disparities in post-stroke functional outcomes in young patients with ischemic stroke
Jones EM, Okpala M, Zhang X, Parsha K, Keser Z, Kim CY, Wang A, Okpala N, Jagolino A, Savitz SI, Sharrief AZ Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2020 Aug 29
Endovascular Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Strokes: Current US Access Paradigms and Optimization Methodology
Sarraj A, Savitz S, Pujara D, Kamal H, Carroll K, Shaker F, Reddy S, Parsha K, Fournier LE, Jones EM, Sharrief A, Martin-Schild S, Grotta J Stroke 2020 Apr 51 1207-1217

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • AHA Stroke Journal Editorial Board
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Heart Association, Council Operations Committee Go Red for Women in Science & Medicine
  • American Heart Association, Stroke Council Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • CONNECT Consortium, Director of Digital Marketing
  • Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology