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Collected information on James Jones (now the real head of the CDC's CFS program?)

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Dolphin, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

    I have read somebody who is knowledgeable say that James Jones (who used to Bill Reeves' number 2) is now the real head of the CDC's CFS program.

    I've collected links to further information about him including papers he wrote, talks he gave, comments he made, etc. Also, commentary from others.

    James Jones on CFS (in reverse chronological order except for the first link)

    Link to recording of a "grand rounds" talk given by James Jones MD of
    the CDC CFS team
    Univ. of Arizona Health Sciences- OB/GYN Grand
    Rounds- ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Women’- Monday, April 23, 2007

    Direct links:
    Windows Media: mms://

    - Unofficial transcript by Tate Mitchell: i.e.

    - Extracts from talk by CDC #2, Dr James (Jim) Jones (April 23, 2007)
    (by Tom Kindlon) i.e.

    - Some brief notes/commentary by Tom Kindlon (written earlier so a lot
    of duplicates with extracts post) i.e.


    - An insight into some of the views of the CDC's James (Jim) Jones
    [Extracts from when he was a peer-reviewer on a Maes and Twisk paper] i.e.

    (I've appended this at the end)


    (Tom Kindlon, October 2009) i.e.

    Buried in the latest CDC paper on CFS (corresponding author is James
    (Jim) Jones and Bill Reeves also signed it:

    An evaluation of exclusionary medical/psychiatric conditions in the
    definition of chronic fatigue syndrome.
    Jones JF, Lin JM, Maloney EM, Boneva RS, Nater UM, Unger ER, Reeves WC.
    BMC Med. 2009 Oct 12;7(1):57.

    is the following:


    James Jones was one of three external validators for a (biased) report
    in Belgium, 'Federal Knowledge Centre for Healthcare' report on CFS i.e.


    "An extended concept of altered self: Chronic fatigue and
    post-infection syndromes" by James Jones

    Full free text: i.e.

    Commentary on:

    a) "CDC's Jim Jones Blame-the-Patient Rhetoric: The Shape of Things to
    Come" by Clara Valverde RN, BSc i.e.

    b) An insight into how CDC CFS researcher, James Jones is thinking
    (which is possibly how others in the CDC CFS team are also thinking)
    by Tom Kindlon i.e.

    c) WHAT A LOT OF TWADDLE! By Gurli Bagnall i.e.

    d) J mascis (also includes comment on Bill Reeves: "Bill Reeves, CDC,
    'illness', and disease) i.e.


    2004 AACFS conference: i.e.

    This was probably this talk:
    A Novel Approach to CFS: James Jones, MD, CDC

    Information processing in chronic fatigue syndrome. A preliminary
    investigation of suggestibility.
    Journal: J Psychosom Res 2001 Nov;51(5):679-86
    Authors: Jeannie D. DiClementi * [a, b], Karen B. Schmaling [c] and
    James F. Jones [d]

    Full free text:

    AACFS Conference 1996:

    [From: CFS-L Date: 17 October 1996 Author: Charles W. Lapp, MD URL:]

    [I can't put my hands on it just now but I think he said if it
    hadn't resolved in two years it was psychiatric and/or the parents
    were the problem. Somebody else may remember]

    (from a Co-Cure post)
    Annex 1:

    This probably won't be that much news to people if they have previously
    read: i.e.
    Unofficial transcript- James F. Jones, MD, CDC, speaking at the Univ.
    of Arizona Health Sciences- OB/GYN Gr and Rounds-'Chronic Fatigue
    Syndrome in
    Women'- Monday, April 23, 2007


    James Jones was a peer reviewer for:
    Chronic fatigue syndrome: Harvey and Wessely's (bio)psychosocial model
    versus a bio(psychosocial) model based on inflammatory and oxidative
    and nitrosative stress pathways Michael Maes and Frank NM Twisk. BMC
    Medicine 2010, 8:35

    One can read his comments at:


    Appended below are some extracts.


    Review #1:


    Review #2:


  2. SOC

    SOC Senior Member


    Where is the "real" CFS program at the CDC these days? I know they transferred some of it to Infectious Diseases, or Retrovirology, or somewhere semi-sensible, but didn't they leave something behind for Reeves in the psychobabble dept? They're playing so many shell games over there, I'm not keeping up.

    If James Jones is the real head of CFS in Infectious Diseases or whatever, I am completely and utterly, totally, unreservedly disgusted with the CDC. Of course I was before I read Dolphin's post, so nothing new....

    I'm just back from 2 hrs at a potluck picnic in the heat :victory: so I am a bit mentally tired. Am I missing the whole point?
  3. Jim Jones? Seriously? How appropriate...How many is this one hoping to poison with his BS?
  4. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

    Well established?
  5. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

    Some "bad" CDC CFS studies James Jones has been involved in in recent years

    James (Jim) Jones has also generally (always?) been a co-author of the dangerous studies the CDC has been churning out in recent years following them adopting the empiric criteria .



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  6. RustyJ

    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

    Mackay, Aust
    Thanks for putting all that together Dolphin.

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