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Brian Jenssen

Brian Jenssen, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine

Faculty, PolicyLab and Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Medical Director for Value-Based Care, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Brian Jenssen, MD, MSHP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, a practicing primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a faculty member at PolicyLab and the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness at CHOP, and the Medical Director for Value-Based Care for CHOP’s Care Network. His research involves 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, including the recent policy statement on E-Cigarettes, and he currently serves as an executive member of the newly formed AAP Section on Tobacco Control.


Dr. Jenssen holds a bachelor’s degree from the Davidson College, NC, received his MD from the University of Rochester, NY, and is board certified in pediatrics and clinical informatics. He completed a residency in pediatrics and 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 Master of Science in Health Policy Research (MSHP).

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