Gordon Jensen, MD, Ph.D.

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Professor and Head

Contact Information

110 Chandlee Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-865-3602



PhD, Cornell Univ, 1981
M.D., Cornell Univ. 1984

Research Interests

  • Nutritional concerns of older persons.
  • Nutrition screening for risk in elderly populations
  • Obesity and function in older persons.
  • Inflammation in Nutrition and Medicine.

Selected Publications

Jensen GL, Bistrian B, Roubenoff R, Heimburger DC. Malnutrition syndromes: a conundrum versus continuum. JPEN 33: 710-16 (2009).

Jensen GL, Hsiao PY. Obesity in older adults: Relationship to functional limitation. Current Opinion Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, 13: 46-51 (2010).

Hsiao PY, Jensen GL, Hartman TJ, Mitchell DC, Nickols-Richardson SM, Coffman DL. Food intake patterns and body mass index in older adults: a review of the epidemiological evidence. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30: 204-24 (2011).

Mitchell DC, Tucker KL, Maras J, Lawrence FR, Smiciklas-Wright H, Jensen GL, Still CD, Hartman TJ. Relative validity of the Geisinger Rural Aging Study Food Frequency Questionnaire. J Nutr Health Aging, September 2011, In Press.

Strategic Themes

  • Human Development
  • Domains of Health and Behavior