Brian P Jenssen, MD, MSHP

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Physician, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Faculty, PolicyLab, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2716 South Street, 10-322
Philadelphia, PA 19146
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Fax: 2155544390
Lab: 2155544390
BA (History)
Davidson College, 2005.
MD (Medicine)
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2010.
MSHP (Health Policy)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2016.
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Description of Research Expertise

Brian Jenssen is a faculty member at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, a practicing primary care pediatrician at CHOP, and Medical Director, Value-Based Care for CHOP’s Care Network (a primary care network for 260,000 pediatric patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey). Dr. Jenssen’s research involves the use of clinical decision support systems and population health management techniques to protect children from secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco use. Current efforts include helping parents quit smoking in clinical settings and clinical and policy research to protect adolescents and youth from e-cigarettes/vaping. 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.

Selected Publications

Hannan C, Mayne SL, Kelly MK, Davis M, Young JF, Powell M, Stephens-Shields A, Dalembert G, McPeak KE, Jenssen BP, Fiks AG.: Trends in Positive Depression and Suicide Risk Screens in Pediatric Primary Care during COVID-19. Acad Pediatr Dec 2022.

Mayne SL, Kelleher S, Hannan C, Kelly MK, Powell M, Dalembert G, McPeak K, Jenssen BP, Fiks AG.: Neighborhood Greenspace and Changes in Pediatric Obesity During COVID-19. Am J Prev Med Aug 2022.

Wallis KE, Nekrasova E, Bennett AE, Fiks AG, Gerdes M, Jenssen BP, Miller JS, Shu D, Guthrie W.: Autism Spectrum Disorder Screening during the COVID-19 Pandemic in a Large Primary Care Network. Acad Pediatr Apr 2022.

Jenssen BP, Karavite DJ, Kelleher S, Nekrasova E, Thayer JG, Ratwani R, Shea J, Nabi-Burza E, Drehmer JE, Winickoff JP, Grundmeier RW, Schnoll RA, Fiks AG: Electronic Health Record-Embedded, Behavioral Science-Informed System for Smoking Cessation for the Parents of Pediatric Patients. Appl Clin Inform 13(2): 504-515, Mar 2022.

Jenssen BP, Fiks AG: COVID-19 and Routine Childhood Vaccinations-Identifying Gaps and Informing Solutions. JAMA Pediatr January 2022.

Jenssen BP, Schnoll R, Beidas R, Bekelman J, Bauer AM, Scott C, Evers-Casey S, Nicoloso J, Gabriel P, Asch DA, Buttenheim A, Chen J, Melo J, Shulman LN, Clifton ABW, Lieberman A, Salam T, Zentgraf K, Rendle KA, Chaiyachati K, Shelton R, Wileyto EP, Ware S, Leone F.: Rationale and protocol for a cluster randomized pragmatic clinical trial testing behavioral economic implementation strategies to improve tobacco treatment rates for cancer patients who smoke. Implement Sci 16(16): 72, Jul 2021.

Mayne SL, Hannan C, Davis M, Young JF, Kelly MK, Powell M, Dalembert G, McPeak KE, Jenssen BP, Fiks AG.: COVID-19 and Adolescent Depression and Suicide Risk Screening Outcomes. Pediatrics 148(3): e2021051507, Jun 2021.

Jenssen BP, Hannan C, Kelly MK, Ylioja T, Schnoll RA, Fiks AG.: Response to: More detail needed for pilot e-cigarette treatment trial in youth and young adults. Nicotine Tob Res Page: 103, May 17 2021.

Dalembert G, Fiks AG, O’Neill G, Rosin R, Jenssen BP: Impacting Poverty with Medical Financial Partnerships Focused on Tax Incentives. NEJM Catalyst 2(4): DOI:, April 2021.

Jenssen BP, Kelly MK, Powell M, Bouchelle Z, Mayne SL, Fiks AG: COVID-19 and Changes in Child Obesity. Pediatrics 147(5): e2021050123, March 2021.

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Last updated: 03/22/2023
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