Jacqueline Stone, Ph.D., M.P.A., P.T.'s picture
Co-Director, Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training
Phone: 443-923-2792
Kennedy Krieger Institute

707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
United States


Dr. Stone is the Co-Director of the Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training and Senior Director of Community Health Relations at Kennedy Krieger Institute. In addition, she serves on the Leadership Team of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, Maryland’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and a faculty member of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) at Kennedy Krieger. Dr. Stone is an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Kennedy Krieger Institute-Affiliated Faculty Member, Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Dr. Stone attended the University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences where she received a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. As part of her training she completed a training internship as a LEND trainee at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She continued her education at the University of Baltimore receiving a master’s degree in Public Administration, and later a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Dr. Stone began her clinical career as a physical therapist in an acute care geriatric setting and then shortly thereafter returned to Kennedy Krieger Institute as a staff physical therapist, where she further trained and expanded her expertise in the area of developmental disabilities. She continued her career at Mt. Washington Pediatric Health System; here she held multiple leadership positions. She later rejoined Kennedy Krieger Institute where she has succeeded in multiple leadership roles across the organization involved in activities that enhance the quality of life for individuals with disorders of the brain. She has led multiple clinical programs at Kennedy Krieger to include a Home Health Care Agency and the Department of Physical Therapy. She soon transitioned into a non-clinical role as Senior Director as Director of Business Development and Contracting and currently Community Health Relations.

In 2015, Dr. Stone became the Co-Director for the Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training, which is home to four public health training programs and an annual conference, whose mission is to reduce socially determined childhood brain disorders through leadership development of diverse scholars who use culturally relevant, and evidence-based, approaches to inform research, practice, advocacy, and policy. She also serves as Director, Resource Finder, a project of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities.


Dr. Stone has an extensive background in healthcare from serving persons with special needs, addressing administrative needs, to training expertise in maternal child health (MCH) related disciplines. She is committed to ensuring diversity, inclusion and equity in the next generation of our workforce and across of the services provided by Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Dr. Stone also works to integrate disability research into public health. She has studied the association of leadership behaviors in health promotion care for persons with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Leadership behaviors have demonstrated an association in health outcomes. She is currently measuring and studying the changes in leadership development through mentorship among undergraduate and graduate students, in public health training programs using the Maternal Child Health Leadership Competencies developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Research Publications

Stone JD, Belcher HME, Attoh P, D'Abundo M, Gong T. (2017). Association of health professional leadership behaviors on health promotion practice beliefs. Disability and Health Journal, 2017; 10(2):320-325. Abstract

Belcher HM, Stone JD, McFadden JA, Hemmingson TA, Kreutzer C, Harris LG, Wheeler BY, Van Osdel J, Avila M, Yorker B, Hoffman BR, Turner-Musa JO (2015). Evaluating Maternal and Child Health and Leadership Competencies of Emerging MCH Leaders: The MCHC/RISE-UP Experience. Matern Child Health J. 19(12), 2560-7. Abstract

Kinsman SL, Levey E, Ruffing, V, Stone J, Warren L. Beyond Multidisciplinary Care: A New Conceptual Model for Spina Bifida Services. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2000;10:1-4. Abstract.