Brian Jenssen, MD, MSHP

Brian Jenssen, MD, MSHP

Brian Jenssen, MD, MSHP, is a researcher and primary care pediatrician with the Division of General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Health information technology, Clinical decision support systems, Tobacco policy, Smoking cessation
Locations: Main Campus; Karabots Pediatric Care Center, West Philadelphia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Brian Jenssen, MD, MSHP is an Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, a practicing primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a faculty member at PolicyLab at CHOP, and a Fellow in CHOP’s Entrepreneurial Science Scholars Program. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Davidson College, NC, received his MD from the University of Rochester, NY and is board certified in pediatrics. He both completed a residency in pediatrics and recently served as chief resident at CHOP. From 2014-2016, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his Masters in Health Policy Research (MSHP).

Dr. Jenssen’s research involves use of clinical decision support systems and population health management techniques to protect children from secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco use. More broadly, he focuses on leveraging health information technology to engineer and implement novel approaches and products to improve care for children and their parents. He has worked extensively with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence on a variety of tobacco policy efforts, including the recent policy statement on E-Cigarettes, and he currently serves as an executive member of the newly formed AAP Section on Tobacco Control.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

Internship

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident)

Fellowship

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

Clinical and Translational Science Institute Student Fellow - National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Board Certification

Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Faculty, PolicyLab and Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics

Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Tobacco policy
Smoking cessation
Health literacy
Use of technologies
Healthcare utilization in primary care

Publications

Papers

2016

Jenssen BP, Mitra N, Shah A, Wan F, Grande D. Using Digital Technology to Engage and Communicate with Patients: A Survey of Patient Attitudes. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Jan;31(1):85-92. doi: 10.1007/s11606-015-3517-x. PMID: 26385117.

2015

Walley SC, Jenssen BP; Section on Tobacco Control. Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems. Pediatrics. 2015 Nov;136(5):1018-26. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-3222.

Jenssen BP, Lautz AJ, Orthmann-Murphy JL, Yum SW, Waanders A, Fox E. A 6-Year-Old With Leg Cramps. Pediatrics. 2015. Oct;136(4):732-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0332. Epub 2015 Sep 14. PMID: 26371189.

Lautz AJ, Jenssen B, McGuire J, St Geme JW 3rd. A 33-month-old with fever and altered mental status. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan;135(1):120-5. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-2405. Epub 2014 Dec 8. PMID: 25489012.

2014

Jenssen BP, Desai BR, Callahan JM. Randomized Controlled Trial of RSS Reader Use and Resident Familiarity With Primary Literature. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Jun;6(2):341-4. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-13-00249.1. PMID: 24949145.

Duffy EK, Jenssen BP. Electronic cigarettes: the new face of nicotine. Pediatrics. 2014 Jul;134(1):1-3. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-3182. Epub 2014 Jun 2.