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Elizabeth Jensen , MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor



Division of Public Health Sciences
Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Administrative Contact: Rhonda Blaine

Room Number: VINE, 5121
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Telephone: 336-713-3132
Email: ejensen@wakehealth.edu

EDUCATION:
M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Maternal & Child Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2010, Maternal and Child Health
Ph.D., Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2014, Epidemiology
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2015  

RESEARCH:
Dr. Jensen’s research focuses primarily on etiologic mechanisms for diseases in the pediatric population. Her training was in reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiology and much of her research has focused on early life perturbations implicated in future development of disease.

Dr. Jensen has contributed significantly to the epidemiologic literature on eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases. Her research on eosinophilic esophagitis, an increasingly common, chronic disease of the esophagus that can cause significant morbidity in children and adults, incorporates genetic data to investigate how certain early life factors may contribute to disease development in genetically-susceptible individuals. She is also evaluating the relationship between treatment approach and growth in children affected by eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease. This body of research may help inform treatment decisions in children diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis.

Dr. Jensen is also conducting research to evaluate possible etiologic factors in pediatric growth and obesity. She previously assessed the association between maternal pharmacologic sex hormone use and offspring obesity and found evidence that certain hormonal formulations may contribute to increased risk. She is currently engaging in research to evaluate the association between early life factors in preterm infants and adiposity. In another study, she is evaluating the association between in utero perfluorinataled alkyl substances exposure and early childhood growth.

Dr. Jensen has over a decade of experience in maternal and child public health and has also contributed to research on breastfeeding and reproductive health outcomes. Her research on maternal hormonal contraceptive use identified certain hormonal formulations associated with increased risk of preterm birth and small weight for gestational age at birth.

Dr. Jensen completed her training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Jensen’s primary faculty appointment is at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention. She also holds an adjunct appointment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
 

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