Brian Jenssen, MD, MSHP

Core Faculty

Brian Jenssen, MD, is a core faculty member of the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) and PolicyLab, an Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, a practicing primary care pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and a Fellow in CHOP’s Entrepreneurial Science Scholars Program. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Davidson College, NC, received his MD from the University of Rochester, NY (graduating as a member of both the Gold Humanism and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor societies) and is board certified in pediatrics. He both completed a residency in pediatrics and recently served as chief resident at CHOP. From 2014-2016, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his Masters in Health Policy Research (MSHP).

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.  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. 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 he currently serves as an executive member of the newly formed AAP Section on Tobacco Control.