Jakob D. Jensen, PhD


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Academic Information

  • Departments: Communication - Associate Professor, Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation - Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Cancer Center Programs: Cancer Control & Population Sciences

Academic Bio

I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah jointly appointed in the Department of Communication and the Department of Health Promotion and Education as well as a member of the Cancer Control and Population Science Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. As an Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication I am interested in the design/evaluation of messages intended to change the attitudes/behaviors of mass audiences. My research has examined the strategic communication of health information, with a special focus on cancer. At the undergraduate level, I teach introductory strategic communication courses that train students to work in public relations, advertising, and (more generally) campaign design/evaluation. At the graduate level, I teach courses on health communication and measurement. This explains my joint appointment in Communication and Health Promotion & Education as well as my participation in interdisciplinary cancer control groups.

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of Illinois
Health Communication
Graduate Training University of Illinois
Health Communication
Undergraduate Concordia College
Political Science