Prentiss Jones, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Prentiss Jones, PhD, is a toxicologist with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. He earned a master's degree in biological sciences from Purdue University in Hammond, Indiana, and a PhD from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Dr. Jones is a fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. In his role as a toxicologist, he has assisted county coroners with forensic cases involving drug-related deaths, provided courtroom testimony as a forensic toxicology expert, and assisted in the investigation of sudden, unexpected deaths.
Dr. Jones has research interest in ethanol pharmacokinetics, the relationship of lean body mass to ethanol, enzyme multiplied immunoassay testing interferences produced by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications in drug abuse in urine testing, and methadone exposure in neonates via unconventional routes.
Education and Training
- PhD 2006, Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University
- MS 1990, Biological Sciences, Purdue University
- BS 1988, Biology and Chemistry, Northern Illinois University
- AA 1986, Liberal Science, City Colleges of Chicago
- Postmortem Forensic Toxicology
- Clinical Toxicology
- Analytical & forensic toxicology as they relate to drugs & drug metabolites in traditional & altern
Strzyzewski L., Key P., Jones P., Prahlow J.A. Loperamide abuse and its sequelae American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 2020;41:207-210. doi: 10.1097/PAF.0000000000000553.
Stevens C., Ton E., Jones P., Shattuck B. A complicated case of bowel obstruction with sepsis and methamphetamine toxicity in a child with pica Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology. 2019;15:598-602. doi: 10.1007/s12024-019-00143-0.
Guillaud D.A., Jones P., Prahlow J.A., Prahlow J.A. The effect of chronic renal failure on the benzoylecgonine blood level American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 2015;36:84-87. doi: 10.1097/PAF.0000000000000151.
Jones P., Mutsvunguma R., Prahlow J., Prahlow J. Accidental death via intravaginal absorption of methamphetamine Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology. 2014;10:234-238. doi: 10.1007/s12024-014-9538-7.
Dickerson E.M., Jones P., Wilkins D., Regnier J., Prahlow J.A. Complicated suicide versus autoeroticism? A case involving multiple drugs and a porta-potty American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 2013;34:29-33. doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e31827ab5f3.
Matuch-Hite T., Jones P., Moriarity J. Interference of oxaprozin with benzodiazepines via enzyme immunoassay technique Journal of Analytical Toxicology. 1995;19(2):130. doi: 10.1093/jat/19.2.130.