Mark P. Jensen, PhD
Mark P. Jensen, PhD, is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington. For over 40 years, Prof. Jensen’s research program has had a goal to increase our scientific understanding of pain and the most effective methods for managing pain. He has been at the forefront of research to develop and evaluate the efficacy of patient-controlled pain management approaches, including cognitive therapy, activity management, mindfulness, and hypnotic approaches. Dr. Jensen is the author of 11 books, over 40 chapters, and over 600 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has served on numerous editorial boards, having served as a Consulting Editor for the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Associate Editor for Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Associate Editor for the Clinical Journal of Pain. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pain since 2010. Dr. Jensen has received funding for his research program from the National Institutes of Health and Department of Education continuously since 1989, and has received numerous awards for his writing and scientific contributions, including the 2004 Roy M. Dorcus award for Best Clinical Paper from the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the 2009 Clark L. Hull award for Scientific Excellence in Writing from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the 2012 American Psychological Association Division 30 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Scientific Hypnosis. He has served on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Hypnosis since 2012, and is the current President for The Society. His handbook for clinicians, titled Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management, published in 2011 by Oxford University Press, won the the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Arthur Shapiro Award for Best Book on Hypnosis.

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