Gail M. Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Gail M. Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Gail M. Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Professor
Dean, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Physical Therapy

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • College of Professional and Continuing Education

Teaching Activity

  • ILD 845 Learning in the Health Professions
  • PTD 601 Ethics in Physical Therapy Practice
  • SOM - Gold track/ethics and Humanities

Biography

Gail M. Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FNAP
 
Dr. Jensen is Vice Provost for Learning and Assessment, Dean Emerita, and Professor of Physical Therapy at Creighton University.  She is known nationally and internationally for scholarly contributions in expert practice, clinical reasoning, professional ethics, and interprofessional education.  Dr. Jensen is author or coauthor of more than 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has coauthored 13 books, including the fourth edition of Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions (Higgs, Jensen, Loftus, Christensen), Educating Physical Therapists,  and in 2020, Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Physical Therapy.  She led the research team that completed a National Study of Excellence and Innovation in Physical Therapist Education funded by the American Physical Therapy Association and several APTA components.  She serves on a number of editorial boards and most recently became an associate editor for The Clinical Teacher.  Dr. Jensen received her PhD in educational evaluation with a minor in sociology from Stanford University. She holds a master’s degree in physical therapy from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Minnesota.
 

Publications and Presentations

Books

Articles

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  • , 27(4), 368-375
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  • , 2012, 1-3
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  • , 91, 1674-1691
  • , 27(6), 411-421
  • , 90, 1758-1773
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  • , 90, 1068-1078
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Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Expert practice, clinical reasoning, professional ethics, health professions education, and interprofessional education.

Current Research Projects

  • Briggs M, Osborne R, Kraft S, Black L, Rapport M, Tichenor C, Jensen G. Defining Excellence in Residency Education: The Next Step in Demonstrating Value, Academy of Physical Therapy Education. $15,990, May 2020 – April 2021.
     
    Peterson J, Hartley G, Christensen N. Outcomes of Resident Education: Exploring Learner Development During and Post Residency. Jensen(consultant); Funded – American Physical Therapy Association, Education Academy; funded October 2018 $9,100
     
    Christensen N, Black L, Jensen GM, Wainwright S. Student Physical Therapists’Clinical Reasoning: Development of Entrustable Professional Activity Schema. Samuel Merritt University Faculty Scholarship Grant Program. 2018 -  Funded - Spring 2019; $20,000
     

Grant Funding Received

  • Jensen G, Coppard B, Cochran T, Ryan-Haddad,A (Co-investigators). Circles of Learning: Community and Clinic as Interdisciplinary Classroom. Quentin Burdick Rural Health Interdisciplinary Program. DDHS; HRSA; Grant #1 D36 HP 03158; Funded, 3 year project;
  • Royeen C(PI), Jensen G (Co-PI). Dreamcatchers and the Common Good: Allied Health Leadership in Community Intergenerational Health. Allied Health Project Grant; DHHS; HRSA
  • Jensen GM (PI), Royeen C, Monaghan M (Co-PIs). Continuous Connection: Consortium for Rural, Intedisciplinary Training. Quentin Burdick Rural Health Interdisciplinary Program.
  • Royeen C(PI), Jensen G (Co-PI/Project Director). Building Community:Collaboration among Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists with Native Americans in Rural Nebraska. Allied Health Special Project Grant; DHHS; HRSA
  • Coppard B, Jensen GM, Keefner K, Malone P, Schwery L, Chapman T. Creation of an Electronic Portfolio: A Multi-disciplinary Program Assessment Plan for Web-based Educational Programs in the Health Professions, Funded by Creighton University’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment,
  • Jensen G, Gandy J. Knowledge and Clinical Teaching:Cases from Physical Therapy and Pharmacy. Health Future Foundation, Creighton University, $6,916, funded, July 1994
  • Shepard K(Principal Investigator)Jensen G, Gwyer J, Hack L (co-investigators) The Development of Expert Performance in Physical Therapy Clinicians. The Foundation for Physical Therapy Direct Annual costs: $67,523
  • Brown K, Sirles A, Hilyer J, Jensen G (5% effort) (nursing;principal and co- investigators) Worksite Education/Exercise for Back Injury Prevention, at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama;
  • Jensen G, (PI) Lorish C (mentor); Assessment of Patient-Practitioner Views on Cooperation to Treatment: Phase One of Testing Practitioner Use of Cooperation Enhancement Strategies - Arthritis Health Professions New Investigator Grant,
  • Brown K, Sirles A (nursing; principal and co-principal investigators), Jensen G (investigator;10%) Injury Prevention Research Center - UAB Worksite Education/Exercise for Back Injury Prevention
  • Stanford Arthritis Center, Arthritis Success Manual, NIH grant

Awards and Honors

  • Assessment Consultant, 2018
  • Lecturer, 2015
  • Lecturer, 2013
  • Lecturer, 2012
  • Lecturer, 2012
  • Lecturer, 2011
  • Mary Mcmillan Lecture Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2011
  • Lecturer, 2010
  • Lecturer, 2010
  • Lecturer, 2010
  • Lecturer, 2010
  • Co-Lecturer, 2010
  • Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Award, Creighton University, 2010
  • Lecturer, 2009
  • Lecturer, 2009
  • Lecturer, 2009
  • Lucy Blair Service Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2008
  • Speaker, 2007
  • Speaker, 2007
  • Speaker, 2007
  • Jensen G. Professional Competence and Expertise: What is the Relationship. Grimsby Competence Forum. , 2007
  • Presenter, 2007
  • Speaker, 2007
  • Honorary Doctorate, AT Still University , 2007
  • Speaker, 2007
  • Speaker, 2007
  • Speaker, 2006
  • National Book Award in Health Sciences, Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, 2006
  • Member Consultant, 2005
  • Invited Consultant, 2005
  • Invited Speaker, 2005
  • Twenty third Eugene Michels Research Forum. American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Research. Research Strategies for Exploring Expertise; Combined Sections Meeting, 2005
  • Mindfulness in Physical Therapy Practice. American Physical Therapy Association National Clinical Education Conference, , 2004
  • The Wisdom of Practice: The Critical Role of Reflective Thought. Massachusetts General Hospital Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds, , 2004
  • Theory, Practice and the Development of Expertise: Insights into the MGH Experience, Massachusetts General Hospital Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, , 2004
  • Consultant, 2004
  • Commencement address, “An Undivided Life: Images of a Professional” Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science, , 2003
  • Scanning the Landscape: The Future of Qualitative Research in Physical Therapy. Invited Speaker. Symposium session on qualitative research. , 2003
  • Member Consultant, 2003
  • Lecturer, 2003
  • Academic-Community Partnerships: Key Elements of Best Practice. Invited speaker. Diversity Conference: Research Agenda Conference VIII, Association of Chiropractic Colleges, sponsored by HRSA, , 2003
  • Alpha Sigma Nu- Honorary Member, Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, 2003
  • Member Consultant, 2002
  • Curriculum/Program Consultant, 2002
  • 15th Annual Midwest Dean’s Occupational Therapy Research Conference 2002, Development of the Scholar’s Way of Doing: A How-to Guide. , 2002
  • Catherine Worhtington Fellow, American Physical Therapy Association, 2002
  • Member Consultant, 2001
  • Member Consultant, 2001
  • Golden Pen Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2001
  • Professional development seminar. University of East London, Department of rehabilitation sciences. Expert practice, qualitative research and clinical doctoral education, , 2000
  • Invited Expert Consultant, 2000
  • Invited Curriculum Consultant, 2000
  • Research day speaker, St. Catherine’s College, Show me the Evidence: Reflections on Inquiry, Knowledge and Practice. , 2000
  • Annual Research Lecture, Northwestern University, Department of Physical Therapy. Expertise in Physical Therapy Practice, , 1999
  • Consultant, 1999
  • Annual Green Research Lecture. Springfield College, Expertise in Physical Therapy Practice: What, why and so what? , 1999
  • Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, 1999
  • Invited Scholar, State of the Art in Patient Adherence and Low Back Pain, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Lumbar Spine, , 1998
  • Invited Member, 1998
  • Invited Expert Consultant, 1997
  • Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, 1997
  • Ethics 2000:Demands for Reflective Practice. (Invited plenary speaker, 1996
  • Invited Expert Consultant, 1996
  • Invited speaker; Meet the Expert Session: Qualitative Research Methods. National meeting , 1995
  • Member Consultant, 1994
  • Invited speaker: Moving PT/PTA Students Toward Professional Competency; 2) Reflection as a Clinical Teaching Tool;3) Expertise and the Master Clinician: Insights from Research; , 1994
  • Curriculum Consultant, 1993
  • Course in Qualitative Research Methods; taught by K. Shepard, Ph.D., 1993
  • review of education materials, 1993
  • Curriculum consultation; Department of Physical Therapy, 1992
  • Faculty Publication Award, American Physical Therapy Association; California Chapter, 1992
  • Arthritis Health Professions New Investigator Award, 1989
  • Physical Therapist, 1989
  • Physical Therapist, 1989
  • New Investigator Award, Arthritis Health Professions, 1989
  • Clinical Consultant, 1988
  • Dean's Research Incentive Award, Temple University, College Allied Health Professions, 1987
  • Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Clinical Residency Program, Research Foundations Course., 1985
  • design of Back School, 1985
  • design of musculoskeletal promotional materials, Healthsteps Program, 1984
  • Committee on Clinical Education, 1981
  • Marion Williams Scholarship, Stanford University, 1978
  • High Distinction, University of Minnesota, 1973