David K. Jones Death – Cause of Death – David K. Jones, 40, a Boston University professor has been identified as a victim in a freak fall incident Saturday near the JFK/UMass MBTA station in Boston.
David fell through a staircase across from the JFK/UMass MBTA station. He was found unconscious after the fall.
A passerby spotted David’s body at 599 Old Colony Ave. around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, then raised the alarm about the incident to the authorities.
Jones is survived by his wife, Sarah, and three children, Olivia, Anne, and Thomas, according to a GoFundMe set up to benefit his family. As of Monday morning, over $45,000 had been raised with a stated goal of $100,000.
BU Dean Sandro Galea said in a statement,
“In truth, I have no words to describe the devastation of this news,” Galea said. “David joined the School of Public Health in 2014. He has, since then, been an exemplary member of our community.
“He was founding Editor-in-Chief of the Public Health Post, he was awarded AUPHA’s John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators, AcademyHealth’s Outstanding Dissertation Award, and the BU School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award,” Galea said of Jones’s achievements. “He cared deeply about bridging research and policy, and conducted work in places as far as France and the Mississippi Delta.”
Galea added, “Above all David was a wonderful human being, living with integrity and a deep commitment to all we do,” Galea said. “I have so loved all my interactions with David, I cannot really imagine what it means to not have David as part of our community.”