Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D., is a professor and vice chair for research of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle.
As a clinician/scientist, Dr. Jensen has been developing and studying the efficacy of psychosocial pain treatments, and facilitating national and international workshops on these treatment approaches over three decades. In his clinical work, he combines cognitive-behavioral, hypnotic and motivational approaches to help patients better manage chronic pain and its effects on their lives.
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.
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.