Roxanne E. Jensen, Ph.D., is a health services researcher and psychometrician joining the Outcomes Research Branch as a Clinical Research Scientist.
Dr. Jensen’s research focuses on the evaluation and implementation of patient-reported outcomes in cancer clinical research and practice settings, with an interest in better understating symptom management issues in cancer survivorship. She was involved in the development of PatientViewpoint, one of the first web-based patient-reported outcome assessment systems developed for use by clinical oncologists. Since then, she has conducted multiple studies investigating best practices on how to collect, integrate, and report patient-reported outcomes in electronic health records to improve care quality. Dr. Jensen also coordinated the Measuring Your Health (MY-Health) study, a large SEER-linked cancer survivor cohort evaluating the validity and generalizability of using Patient-Reported Outcomes Information System (PROMIS) measures within and across cancer populations.
Prior to joining the Outcomes Research Branch, Dr. Jensen was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology and a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Jensen received Ph.D. in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her B.A. in Psychology and Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.