Mark P. Jensen PhD

Mark P. Jensen

PhD

Dr. Jensen is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dr. Jensen’s research program focuses on the development and evaluation of models of biopsychosocial models of functioning in individuals aging with disabilities, and the design and evaluation of interventions to reduce the severity and impact of secondary health conditions in individuals with physical disabilities. He is the author of five books and over 400 articles and book chapters. He has served on numerous editorial boards, having served as a Consulting Editor for the Annals of Behavioral Medicine from 1993 to 1997, an Associate Editor for Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from 1999 to 2010, and an Associated Editor for the Clinical Journal of Pain from 2006 to 2010. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pain since 2010. He has received funding for his research program from the National Institutes of Health and Department of Education continuously since 1989, and has received numerous awards for his writing and scientific contributions including the 2004 Roy M. Dorcus award for Best Clinical Paper from the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the 2009 Clark L. Hull award for Scientific Excellence in Writing from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the 2011 Arthur Shapiro Award for Best Book on Hypnosis from the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and the 2012 American Psychological Association Division 30 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Scientific Hypnosis.

Employment History / Recent Positions

2006–present, Attending Psychologist
Rehabilitation Outpatient Center, University of Washington Medical Center

2008–present, Vice Chair for Research
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington

1999–present, Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington

1994–1999, Associate Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington

1990–1994, Assistant Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington

1990–2006, Attending Psychologist
Multidisciplinary Pain Center, University of Washington Medical Center

Education

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1989 : Clinical Psychology : PhD

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1984 : Clinical Psychology : MA

Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota
1979 : Psychology : BA : Summa cum Laude

Publications

  • Jensen, M.P., & Karoly, P. (1985). Control theory and multiple placebo effects. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 15, 137-147. doi: 10.2190/CJJF-65M6-XLLP-E4PC.
  • Jensen, M.P., Karoly, P., & Braver, S. (1986). The measurement of clinical pain intensity: A comparison of six methods. Pain, 27, 117-126. doi: 10.1016/0304-3959(86)90228-9.
  • Jensen, M.P. (1987). Gender, sex roles, and attitudes toward war and nuclear weapons. Sex Roles, 17, 253-267. doi: 10.1007/BF00288452.
  • Karoly, P., & Jensen, M.P. (1987). Cognitive behavior therapy and health psychology: Concepts, applications, and directions. The Southern Psychologist, 3, 19-24.
  • Jensen, M.P., Karoly, P., & Huger, R. (1987). The development and preliminary validation of an instrument to assess patients’ attitudes toward pain. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 31, 393-400. PMID: 3625593.
  • Jensen, M.P., Karoly, P., O’Riordan, E.F., Bland, E.F., Jr., & Burns, R.S. (1989). The subjective experience of acute pain: An assessment of the utility of ten indices. Clinical Journal of Pain, 5, 153-159. PMID: 2520397.
  • Jensen, M.P., Turner, J.A., & Romano, J.M. (1991). Self-efficacy and outcome expectancies: Relationship to chronic pain coping strategies and adjustment. Pain, 44, 263-269. PMID: 2052395.
  • Jensen, M.P., Karoly, P., & Harris, P. (1991). Assessing the affective component of chronic pain: Development of the Pain Discomfort Scale. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 35, 149-154. PMID: 2046049.
  • Jensen, M.P., & Karoly, P. (1991). Motivation and expectancy factors in symptom perception: A laboratory study of the placebo effect. Psychosomatic Medicine, 53, 144-152. PMID: 2031068.
  • Jensen, M.P., & Karoly, P. (1991). Control beliefs, coping efforts, and adjustment to chronic pain. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 59, 431-438. PMID: 2071728.