Lou E. Jensen, OTD, OTR/L
Lou E. Jensen, OTD, OTR/L

Lou E. Jensen, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Professional Practice and Ethical Formation Seminar

Education

  • 2009 Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • 1997 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (BS), St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
  • 1997 Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BS), St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

Certifications

  • LSVT Global, LLC, Certified in LSVT® BIG
  • Physical Agent Modalities Practitioner, Credentialing Agency, Credentialed in Physical Agent Modalities
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association, Certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Manning, Jennifer, Kulbida, Rebecca, Rai, Prerana, Jensen, Lindsay, Bouma, Judith, Singh, Sanjay P., O'Malley, Dervla, Yilmazer-Hanke, Deniz Amitriptyline is efficacious in ameliorating muscle inflammation and depressive symptoms in the mdx mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Experimental Physiology, 99, 1370-1386, 2014
  • Doll, J.D., Mu, K., Jensen, L., Goulet, C., & Ekstrum, J. Transforming practice: International service-learning as preparation for entering health care. In Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning., Stylus Publishing, 2014
  • Jensen, L., Lohman, H., Thinnes, A., & Lyons, B. Evaluating the older adult's ability to live independently and drive: An occupational therapist's role in assessment. Invited authors for online geriatrics presentation module for the College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center., The Portal of Online Geriatrics Education, 2014
  • Jones K. J., Cochran, T. M., Jensen, L. E., Roehrs, T. G., Volkman K. G., & Goldman, A. J. A cross-sectional assessment of stroke rehabilitation in Nebraska hospitals. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation., Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93, 1662-1671, 2012
  • Jensen, L., & Padilla, R. Review of the evidence for the effect of interventions to prevent falls in persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. American Journal of Occupational Therapy., American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 608-615, 2011
  • Jensen, L., & Okada, S. H. Considerations of mobility: Part 3 fall prevention. In R. Padilla, S. Byers & H. Lohman (Eds.) Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA (3rd ed.). St Louis, MO., Elsevier, 2011
  • Jensen, L., & Daniel, C. (2010). A descriptive study on level II fieldwork supervision in hospital settings. Occupational Therapy in Health Care., Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 21, 335-347, 2010

Presentations

  • Eriksen, R., Trujillo, T., Weimer, M., & Jensen, L. Establishing best practices in fieldwork education: Moving toward evidence-based teaching. Poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Baltimore, MD., 2014
  • Murtaugh, B., Jensen, L., & Gates, T. Neurological vision rehabilitation: Exploring interdisciplinary models of care. Podium presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Baltimore, MD., 2014
  • Jensen, L. E., Cochran, T., & Volkman, K. G. Acute care to community re-entry: Enhancing Stroke rehabilitation across Nebraska. Invited podium presentation, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Omaha, NE., 2014
  • Jones, K., McMullen, E., Goldman, A., Jensen, L. E., & Volkman, K. G. Improving stroke Rehabilitation systems of care across Nebraska. Invited podium presentation, 11th Annual Nebraska Stroke Symposium, Omaha, NE., 2013
  • Bracciano, A., Mu, K., Doll, J.D., Jensen, L., Peck, K. & Carrico, C. A cross cultural journey: Facilitating cultural competency, clinical reasoning and leadership through international outreach. Poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, San Diego, CA., 2013
  • Doll, J.D., Jensen, L., Matthews, A., Griffiths, Y. & Domina, A. Technology and teaching: Best practices for distance and campus students. Podium presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, San Diego, CA., 2013
  • Jensen, L., Mu, K., & Bracciano, A. G. Student learning outcomes of an interprofessional experiential learning program in China. Podium presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, San Diego, CA., 2013
  • Peck, K., Carrico, C., Jensen, L., Mu, K., & Bracciano, A. Rehabilitation in Shijiazhuang, China: A cultural immersion experience & impact on student learning in the professions of physical and occupational therapy, and nursing. Poster presentation, American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA., 2013
  • Domina, A., Chang, W. P., Flecky, K., Jensen, L., Mu, K., Coppard, B., Bracciano, A., Doll, J. D., & Poutre, B. Assessing critical thinking skills in occupational therapy students using the Health Sciences Reasoning Test. Podium presentation, Creighton University’s Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment’s Development Grant Series, Omaha, NE., 2013
  • Jensen, L. Neurorehabilitation: restoring postural control and function in persons with hemiplegia. Invited podium presentation, Methodist Health System Continuing Education Event, Omaha, NE., 2013
  • Jensen, L, & Padilla, R. An evidence-based approach to occupational therapy services for people with Alzheimer’s dementia (AD). Invited podium presentation, Creighton University’s Alumni Weekend, Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Bracciano, A. G., Coppard, B., Lohman, H., & Jensen L. Institutional collaboration in entry–level education: A model for program development. Poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN., 2012
  • Mu, K., Peck, K., Carrico, C., Bracciano, A., Feldhacker, D., Jensen, L., & Matthews, A. CHIP: Fostering interprofessional and culturally-competent patient care through experiential learning in China. Poster presentation, Creighton University’s St. Albert’s Day/ University Research Day, Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Jensen, L. From clinician to academician. Invited panelist, Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions’ Interprofessional Seminar Series, Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Peck, K., Jensen, L., Mu, K., Matthews, A., Feldhacker, D. Rehabilitation in Shijiazhuang China: A cultural immersion experience & impact on student learning in physical & occupational therapy. Poster presentation, Midwest Global Health Conference, Omaha, NE., 2011
  • Feldhacker, D., Mu, K., Jensen, L., Matthews, A., & Peck, K. Outcomes evaluation of CHIP (China Honors Interprofessional Program). Poster presentation, Creighton University’s St. Albert’s Day/ University Research Day, Omaha, NE., 2011
  • Jensen, L. Interventions to promote function in activities of daily living for persons with C6 complete spinal cord injury. Invited podium presentation, Third Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical University Rehabilitation Conference, Shijiazhuang, China., 2010
  • Jensen, L., Daniel, C., & Thinnes, A. Achieving excellence in fieldwork education. Invited podium presentation, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Lincoln, NE., 2010
  • Jensen, L., & Jordheim, J. Tablet tools. Invited podium presentation, Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions’ Faculty Development Session, Omaha, NE., 2010
  • Daniel, C., & Jensen, L. A phenomenological study on level II fieldwork supervision in hospital settings. Podium presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Orlando, FL., 2010
  • Jensen, L. Keeping your brain healthy. Invited podium presentation, Treynor Optimists Club, Treynor, IA., 2010
  • Jensen, L. Social networking & professionalism. Invited panelist, Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions’ Interprofessional Seminar Series, Omaha, NE., 2010
  • Jensen, L. Electronic exams. Invited panelist, Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions’ Faculty Development Session, Omaha, NE., 2010
  • Jensen, L. Tablet tools. Invited presenter, Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions’ All-School Faculty Retreat, Omaha, NE., 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests


  • Stroke systems of care, systematic reviews related to
    Alzheimer’s and other dementias, cross-cultural learning experiences, scholarship of teaching and learning
     

Awards and Honors

  • eFellowship, Academic Development and Technology Center at Creighton University, 2012
  • Educator of the Year (2012), 2012
  • Educator of the Year (2012), 2012
  • School of Pharmacy and Health Professionals Faculty Teaching Award, 2010