Rakiyah T Jones, NP

American Nurses Credentialing Center, Family Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care
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Rakiyah T. Jones, DNP, MBA, MPH, FNP-BC is a family nurse practitioner and assistant professor of nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing. He has over ten years of nursing experience including serving on active duty in the United States Army as a Nurse Corps Officer. He received his Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner (MS) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Columbia University School of Nursing. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Rutgers University-Newark formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Additionally, he completed a Post-Master’s certificate in Adult Gerontology and Acute Care and a fellowship in Palliative and End-of-Life Care. He is board certified in Family Health by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Jones’s clinical interest focuses on complex chronic illness and palliative care in the community with a special focus on Transgender and LGB populations.

Dr. Jones previously worked in Manhattan and the Bronx providing primary care in the home and in long-term care facilities. He is providing primary care services for all ages at the Nurse Practitioner Group using an integrative holistic approach focusing on chronic illness prevention, wellness education and quality of life support. His clinical and research interests include complex chronic illness management in the outpatient community setting and Geriatric Transgender health. When not in the office he is busy running a private practice in NJ, serving his country as a Captain in the Army Reserves and spending quality time with his wife and son.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Primary Care (Nurse Practitioner Group)

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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516 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Special Needs


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • DNP, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania
  • MS, Family Nurse Practitioner, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • Fellowship: Columbia University School of Nursing

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

Honors & Awards

2018 Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) Scholar
2017 Rudin Palliative Care Fellow
2016 Jonas Veteran Nurse Leaders Scholar
2015 Millbank Palliative Care Foundation Scholar
2015 Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Scholar
2015 NYS Senator Patricia McGee Nursing Faculty Scholar


Research Interests

  • Adult and geriatric primary care
  • LGBT health
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • Palliative care for chronically and critically ill
  • Transgender-specific health care

Selected Publications

  • O'Mahony, S., Jones, R., Mellman, W., Scott, B., Elk, R., Hinrichs, A., … Kolieboi, A. (2018). A Guide for Palliative Medicine Clinicians Taking Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients Using a Whole Person Care Approach (SA516). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 55(2), 645-646. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.12.190