Dr. Dennis Jensen

Title: 
Associate Professor
Academic title(s): 
  • Canada Research Chair in Clinical Exercise and Respiratory Physiology, CIHR, Tier 2
Dr. Dennis Jensen
Contact Information
Address: 

475 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1S4

Website: Clinical Exercise & Respiratory Physiology

Twitter handles: @DrJ9378; @CERPLMcGill

Phone: 
514-398-4400 Ext 0541
Email address: 
dennis.jensen [at] mcgill.ca
Laboratory: 
Clinical Exercise & Respiratory Physiology Laboratory (CERPL)
Areas of expertise: 

Clinical Physiology; Exercise Physiology; Respiratory Physiology; Mechanisms, Measurement and Management (Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic) of Physical Activity-Related Breathlessness and Exercise Intolerance in Adults with Chronic Obstructive and Restrictive Pulmonary Disorders

Degree(s): 

B.P.E.(Brock), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Qu.)

Research areas: 
Exercise Physiology
Selected publications: 

Stickland MK, Neder JA, Guenette JA, O'Donnell DE, Jensen D. How I do it - Using cardiopulmonary exercise testing to understand dyspnea and exercise intolerance in respiratory disease. Chest. 161(6):1505-1516, 2022.

Lewthwaite H, Jensen D. Multidimensional breathlessness assessment during cardiopulmonary exercise testing in healthy adults. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 121(2):499-511, 2021.

Lewthwaite H, Elsewify O, Niro F, Bourbeau J, Guenette JA, Maltais F, Marciniuk D, O’Donnell DE, Smith BM, Stickland M, Tan W, Jensen D; CanCOLD Collaborative Research Group and the Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN). Normative cardiopulmonary exercise test responses at the ventilatory threshold in Canadian adults aged 40-80 years. Chest. 159(5):1922-1933, 2021.

Lewthwaite H, Benedetti A, Stickland MK, Bourbeau J, Guenette JA, Maltais F, Marciniuk F, Neder JA, O'Donnell DE, Smith BM, Tan WC, Jensen D; CanCOLD Collaborative Research Group and the Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN). Normative peak cardiopulmonary exercise test responses in adults 40 years and over. Chest. 158(6):2532-2545, 2020.

Tracey L, Lewthwaite H, Abdallah SJ, Murray S, Wilkinson-Maitland C*, Donovan A, Maltais F, O'Donnell DE, Bourbeau J, Smith BM, Jensen D; Canadian Respiratory Research Network. Physiological and perceptual responses to exercise according to the locus of symptom limitation in COPD. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 273:103322, 2019

Jensen D, Schaeffer MR, Guenette JA. Pathophysiological mechanisms of exertional breathlessness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and interstitial lung disease (ILD). Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 12(3): 237-245, 2018.

Abdallah SJ, Smith BM, Ware M, Moore M, Li P, Bourbeau J, Jensen D. Effect of vaporized cannabis on exertional breathlessness and exercise endurance in advanced COPD: A randomized controlled trial. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 15(10): 1146-1158, 2018.

Abdallah SJ, Wilkinson-Maitland CM#, Smith BM, Saad N, Bourbeau J, Jensen D. Effect of morphine on breathlessness and exercise endurance in advanced COPD: A randomized crossover trial. European Respiratory Journal. 50: 1701235, 2017

Mendonca CT, Schaeffer MR, Riley P, Jensen D. Physiological mechanisms of dyspnea during exercise with external thoracic restriction: role of increased neural respiratory drive. Journal of Applied Physiology. 116: 570-581, 2014.

Schaeffer MR, Mendonca CT, LeVangie MC, Andersen RE, Taivassalo T, Jensen D. Physiological mechanisms of sex differences in exertional dyspnea: role of neural respiratory motor drive. Experimental Physiology. 99:427-441, 2014.

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