College of Nursing

Paul Jensen

Paul Jensen

Assistant Research Professor, IREACH
FACULTY
NAME:
Paul Jensen
TITLE:
Assistant Research Professor, IREACH
OFFICE:
1212, Suite 1200
EMAIL:
p.jensen@wsu.edu
PHONE:
(206) 708-8612
FAX:
(206) 708-8611
MAILING ADDRESS:
Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101

Paul Jensen is an epidemiologist with interests in health disparities and cardiovascular disease research. He joined the faculty of the College of Nursing in 2015. He has worked extensively with large observational datasets in a variety of settings, including prospective cohort studies, national surveys, analyses of medical claims databases, and systematic reviews.

EDUCATION

  • PhD in Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • MPH in Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • BA in Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

INTERESTS & AREAS OF EXPERTISE

1) Chronic diseases, 2) survey methodology, and 3) health disparities.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases T32 Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Training Program, 2009-2014
  • Thomas Francis Jr. Global Health Fellowship (Vietnam), 2012
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Minnesota, 2007

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Piccini JP, Hammill BG, Sinner MF, Jensen PN, Hernandez AF, Heckbert SR, Benjamin EJ and Curtis LH. Incidence and prevalence of atrial fibrillation and associated mortality among Medicare beneficiaries, 1993-2007. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012;5:85-93.

Jensen PN, Johnson K, Floyd J, Heckbert SR, Carnahan R and Dublin S. A systematic review of validated methods for identifying atrial fibrillation using administrative data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012;21 Suppl 1:141-7.

Sinner MF, Greiner MA, Mi X, Hernandez AF, Jensen PN, Piccini JP, Setoguchi S, Walkey AJ, Heckbert SR, Benjamin EJ and Curtis LH. Completion of guideline-recommended initial evaluation of atrial fibrillation. Clin Cardiol. 2012;35:585-93.

Jensen PN, Thacker EL, Dublin S, Psaty BM and Heckbert SR. Racial differences in the incidence of and risk factors for atrial fibrillation in older adults: the cardiovascular health study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013;61:276-80.

Thacker EL, McKnight B, Psaty BM, Longstreth WT, Jr., Dublin S, Jensen PN, Newton KM, Smith NL, Siscovick DS and Heckbert SR. Association of body mass index, diabetes, hypertension, and blood pressure levels with risk of permanent atrial fibrillation. J Gen Internal Med. 2013;28:247-53.

Walkey AJ, Greiner MA, Heckbert SR, Jensen PN, Piccini JP, Sinner MF, Curtis LH and Benjamin EJ. Atrial fibrillation among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with sepsis: incidence and risk factors. Am Heart J. 2013;165:949-955 e3.

Alonso A, Jensen PN, Lopez FL, Chen LY, Psaty BM, Folsom AR and Heckbert SR. Association of sick sinus syndrome with incident cardiovascular disease and mortality: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study and Cardiovascular Health Study. PLoS One. 2014;9:e109662.

Jensen PN, Gronroos NN, Chen LY, Folsom AR, deFilippi C, Heckbert SR and Alonso A. Incidence of and risk factors for sick sinus syndrome in the general population. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;64:531-8.

Kassebaum NJ, Bertozzi-Villa A, Coggeshall MS, Shackelford KA, Steiner C, Heuton KR, Gonzalez-Medina D, Barber R, Huynh C, Dicker D, Templin T, Wolock TM, Ozgoren AA, authors listed alphabetically …, Jensen PN, …, Lopez AD, Naghavi M, Murray CJ and Lozano R. Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. 2014;384:980-1004.

Murray CJ, Ortblad KF, Guinovart C, Lim SS, Wolock TM, Roberts DA, Dansereau EA, Graetz N, Barber RM, Brown JC, Wang H, Duber HC, Naghavi M, Dicker D, Dandona L, Salomon JA, Heuton KR, Foreman K, Phillips DE, Fleming TD, Flaxman AD, Phillips BK, Johnson EK, Coggeshall MS, authors listed alphabetically …, Jensen PN, …, Lopez AD and Vos T. Global, regional, and national incidence and mortality for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. 2014;384:1005-70.

Global Burden of Disease Risk Factors Collaborators, Forouzanfar MH, Alexander L, Anderson HR, Bachman VF, Biryukov S, Brauer M, Burnett R, Casey D, Coates MM, Cohen A, Delwiche K, Estep K, Frostad JJ, Astha KC, Kyu HH, Moradi-Lakeh M, Ng M, Slepak EL, Thomas BA, Wagner J, authors listed alphabetically…, Jensen PN, …, Lopez AD, Vos T and Murray CJ. Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. 2015;386:2287-323.

Global Burden of Disease DALYs and HALE Collaborators, Murray CJ, Barber RM, Foreman KJ, authors listed alphabetically…, Jensen PN, … Salomon JA, Lopez AD and Vos T. Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990-2013: quantifying the epidemiological transition. Lancet. 2015;386:2145-91.

Global Burden of Disease Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators. Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. 2015;385:117-71.

Thacker EL, Jensen PN, Psaty BM, McKnight B, Longstreth WT, Jr., Dublin S, Newton KM, Smith NL, Siscovick DS and Heckbert SR. Use of statins and antihypertensive medications in relation to risk of long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation. Ann Pharmacother. 2015;49:378-86.

Kwon Y, Norby FL, Jensen PN, Agarwal SK, Soliman EZ, Lip GY, Longstreth WT, Jr., Alonso A, Heckbert SR and Chen LY. Association of Smoking, Alcohol, and Obesity with Cardiovascular Death and Ischemic Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study and Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS). PLoS One. 2016;11:e0147065.

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