Roxanne Jensen, PhD


Program Director, Outcomes Research Branch, Healthcare Delivery Research Program

Responsibilities and Research Initiatives

Dr. Jensen currently co-leads the Centers on Telehealth Research for Cancer-Related Care Initiative, focused on generating robust evidence base for patient-centered, sustainable telehealth models of cancer care delivery. Dr. Jensen also serves as the scientific lead for the SEER-Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (SEER-MHOS) data resource which provides information on cancer health outcomes. She is the science officer for two research centers in the Improving Management of SymPtoms Across Cancer Treatments (IMPACT) Consortium, a Cancer Moonshot Initiative designed to evaluate the implementation of systematic symptom management in cancer care delivery.

Scientific Expertise

Dr. Jensen is a psychometrician and health service researcher with an interest in clinical informatics and digital health to improve care quality and health outcomes of cancer patients and survivors. This includes the integration of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in clinical care settings, application of machine learning to predict and monitor symptoms, function, and health outcomes trajectories, and telehealth use within clinical workflows.

Prior Training

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.

Relevant Past Positions

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.

Research Interest Areas

  • Digital Health and Clinical Informatics
  • Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing
  • Patient Experience of Care Measurement
  • Patient Generated Health Data, Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Telehealth: Models of Care Delivery, Access and Equity Issues
  • Social Connectedness and Isolation in Cancer Survivorship


  • PhD Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • BA Psychology, Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Selected Publications

See listings of articles and other publications authored by Dr. Jensen in PubMedExternal Web Site Policy.

Last Updated: 05 Jan, 2024