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.
Previously, Dr. Jenssen was a Clinical and Translational Science Institute Student Fellow through the National Institutes of Health, conducting research in tobacco policy, smoking cessation, and adolescent use of social media. Furthermore, 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, and currently serves as an executive member of the newly formed AAP Section on Tobacco Control.
He holds a bachelor's degree from Davidson College and received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and is board certified in pediatrics. He both completed a residency in pediatrics and recently served as chief resident at CHOP. From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Jenssen was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where he also earned his Masters in Health Policy Research.