Mark P. Jensen Ph.D.

 Mark  P. Jensen Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Pain Medicine, Psychology, Rehabilitation Medicine




Mark P. Jensen is a UW professor and vice chair for research of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Clinical Interests

As a clinician/scientist, Dr. Jensen has been developing and studying the efficacy of psychosocial pain treatments for almost three decades. In his clinical work, he combines cognitive-behavioral, hypnotic and motivational approaches to help his clients better manage chronic pain and its effects on their lives. He has facilitated workshops, nationally and internationally, on treatment approaches for pain management for more than 30 years.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Jensen's teaching activities focus on mentoring postdoctoral research fellows in the skills needed to develop a successful research career in rehabilitation science and the field of geriatric rehabilitation.

Research Interests

Dr. Jensen’s research program focuses on the development and evaluation of measures of pain, pain beliefs and pain coping strategies, as well as on the development and evaluation of psychosocial pain interventions. He has been awarded a number of grants from the National Institutes of Health and other funding sources to test and extend biopsychosocial models of chronic pain, and for his work on treatment evaluation. He is the author or co-author of more than 400 articles and book chapters, has served as a consulting editor of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine and as an associate editor for the Clinical Journal of Pain and the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pain.


Arizona State UniversityMedical education1989
Univ. of Washington, Psychology InternshipInternshipPsychology
UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral SciencesFellowship

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