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About Dennis Jensen, Ph.D.


Principal Investigator - Dennis Jensen, Ph.D.

Dennis Jensen is Assistant Professor of Kinesiology & Physical Education at McGill University (2011 – present).  He is Director of the Clinical Exercise & Respiratory Physiology Laboratory; Associate Member of the Respiratory Epidemiology & Clinical Research Unit (Department of Medicine, Montreal Chest Institute); Medical Scientist of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center; and Member of McGill University’s Research Center of Physical Activity & Health.

In 2001, he graduated with a Bachelor’s (Honors) degree in Physical & Health Education from Brock University.  He then obtained a M.Sc. (2003) and Ph.D. (2008) in Exercise Physiology from the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies at Queen’s University.  Finally, he completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (2010) in Clinical Exercise and Respiratory Pathophysiology in the Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Kingston General Hospital c/o Queen’s University.     

Dr. Jensen’s research centers on exercise and health science, with a particular focus on better understanding the mechanisms of activity-related breathlessness (breathing discomfort) and exercise intolerance in variants of health (e.g., pregnancy, obesity, elderly) and in patients with chronic cardiopulmonary disease.  He is early in his career, but has already published over 25 peer-reviewed manuscripts.  His research program is supported by various agencies (e.g., The Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada [NSERC] and The Fonds de Recherche du Quebec – Santé [FRQS]) and he has received numerous awards for his work, including a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from the Canadian Thoracic Society/Canadian Lung Association, a Chercheurs-Boursiers Junior 1 Award from The FRQS and a William Dawson Research Scholar Award, which recognizes the outstanding research contributions and potential of younger scholars at McGill.

Dr. Jensen teaches courses in exercise and respiratory physiology/pathophysiology in the Departments of Kinesiology & Physical Education, Physiology and Medicine at McGill.  He is also helping spearhead the development and implementation of a unique Clinical Exercise Physiology Practicum Program that will allow Kinesiology undergraduates at McGill to put classroom theory into real-world practice.


Contact Information:

Dennis Jensen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Currie Memorial Gymnasium, Room 211
475 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H2W 1S4

Telephone – Office:  (514) 398-4184 ext. 0572
Telephone – Lab:  (514) 398-4184 ext. 09081
Facsimile:  (514) 398-4186
dennis [dot] jensen [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)