Lou E. Jensen, OTD, OTR/L

Lou E. Jensen, OTD, OTR/L

Lou E. Jensen, OTD, OTR/L

Associate Professor
Coordinator, Creighton-Regis Pathway
Director, Faculty and Staff Development
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments


  • Occupational Therapy


  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Neuroanatomy
  • Physical Rehabilitation II: Neurorehabilitation
  • Professional Practice and Ethical Formation Seminar


Publications and Presentations



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Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

    • Stroke systems of care
    • Systematic reviews related to Alzheimer’s and other dementias
    • Cross-cultural learning experiences
    • Hybrid education

Grant Funding Received

  • Assessment of video discussion as a learning experience to develop students’ verbal communication skills in distance education.
  • Improving stroke rehabilitation across the continuum of care: Triangulating perspectives of interprofessional groups of healthcare providers.
  • Assessing critical thinking skills in occupational therapy students using the Health Sciences Reasoning Test.
  • Transcultural competence and perceptions of interdisciplinary healthcare in students: An outcomes study of a China immersion program.
  • Stroke rehabilitation in Nebraska hospitals.
  • The impact of mentorship on professional formation in a distance occupational therapy program.

Awards and Honors

  • As an expert on best practices for working with people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers, I was consulted to craft a response to AHRQ on their Alzheimer’s disease systematic review., 2020
  • Invited participant in Occupational Therapy in Research and Practice in Cognition and Dementia, a National Solution-Oriented Working Conference Initiative at Texas Women’s University, Woodcock Institute for the Advancement of Neurocognitive Research and Applied Practice, 2018
  • Educator of the Year (2018), 2018
  • Teaching for Tomorrow Faculty Award Nominee, Creighton Student Union, 2018
  • Associate, Teaching and Learning Center (formerly the Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment), Creighton University, 2016
  • Educator of the Year (2016), 2016
  • Educator of the Year (2015), 2015
  • Educator of the Year (2015), 2015
  • Educator of the Year (2012), 2012
  • Educator of the Year (2012), 2012
  • eFellowship Program eFellow, Academic Development and Technology Center at Creighton University, 2011
  • School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Faculty Teaching Award, Creighton University, 2010
  • Educator of the Year (2009), 2009
  • Educator of the Year (2007), 2007