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

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

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

Biography

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Piersol, C. V., & Jensen, L. (2017). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders. Bethesda, MD., AOTA Press, 2017

Articles

  • Jensen, L., & Okada, S. H. (2019). Considerations of mobility: Part 3 fall prevention. In H. Lohman, S. Byers-Connon & R. L. Padilla (Eds.) Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA (4th ed.). St Louis, MO., Elsevier, 2019
  • Piersol, C. V., & Jensen, L., Lieberman, D., & Arbesman, M. (2018). Evidence Connection—Occupational therapy interventions for people with Alzheimer’s disease. 72, 7201390010. https:// doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2018.721001, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72, 7201390010p1-7201390010p6, 2018
  • Stratton, C.; & Jensen, L. (2018). Hybrid learning: Explaining a new frontier of occupational therapy education., OT Practice, 2018
  • Jensen, L., & Padilla, R. (2017). Effectiveness of environment-based interventions that address behavior, perception, and falls in people with Alzheimer’s disease and related major neurocognitive disorders: A systematic review. , American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(5), 7105180030p1-7105180030p10 , 2017
  • Mu, K., Peck, K., Jensen, L., Bracciano, A., Carrico, C., & Feldhacker, D. (2016). CHIP: Facilitating interprofessional and culturally-competent patient care through experiential learning in China., Occupational Therapy International, 23(4), 328-337, 2016
  • Doll, J.D., Mu, K., Jensen, L., Goulet, C., & Ekstrum, J. (2014). Transforming practice: International service-learning as preparation for entering health care. In Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning. Sterling, VA., Stylus Publishing, 2014
  • Jones K. J., Cochran, T. M., Jensen, L. E., Roehrs, T. G., Volkman K. G., & Goldman, A. J. (2012). A cross-sectional assessment of stroke rehabilitation in Nebraska hospitals., Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93, 1662-1671, 2012
  • Jensen, L., & Padilla, R. (2011). 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, 65, 608-615, 2011
  • Jensen, L., & Okada, S. H. (2011). 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, 21, 335-347, 2010

Publications

  • Jensen, L., Volkman, K., & Goldman, A. (2016, April). NSAC provides online resources for rehabilitation professionals., Newsletter of the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, 2017
  • Jensen, L., & Padilla, R. (2017). Effectiveness of environment-based interventions on behavior, perception, and falls for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. American Occupational Therapy Association, Critically Appraised Topics and Paper Series. (this article was selected to be a continuing education offering for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy through the American Occupational Therapy Association), 2017
  • Jensen, L., Lohman, H., Thinnes, A., & Lyons, B. (2015). 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, 2015
  • Coburn, B. W., Jones, K. J., Potter, J. F., Kreski, D., Brown, D. G., Cook, K., Randall, A. D., Ernesti, D., Jensen, L., Miller, C. L., Schumaker, A., M., Sobeski, L, Teten, A. F., Tompkins, J., Venema, D. M., Woscyna, G. R., Nickol, D. (2015). A developmental approach to campus-wide interprofessional education: From exposure to immersion using a geriatric case study., The Portal of Online Geriatrics Education, 2015

Presentations

  • Jensen, L. Engaging distance students – National distance learning week. Panel presentation, Office of Distance Education, Omaha, NE., 2018
  • Jensen, L.; & Piersol, C. V. Environment as intervention: Evidence-based strategies to address behavior, perception, and falls in people With Alzheimer’s disease. Webinar, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy., 2018
  • Jensen, L. Integrating themes of hope and evidence-based practice in Alzheimer's care. Invited podium presentation, Alaska Occupational Therapy Association conference, Anchorage, AK., 2018
  • Jensen, L., Price, P., & Moore, M. Exploring the role of dogs on university campuses. Podium presentation, Creighton University’s Office of Faculty and Staff Development, Omaha, NE., 2018
  • Cochran, T., Volkman, K., Jensen L., & Jones, K. Rural rehabilitation services, part 2: Stroke rehabilitation. Short course, NEXT Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orlando, FL., 2018
  • Mu, K., Jensen, L., Bracciano, A., Peck, K., Carrico, C., & Feldhacker, D. Facilitating interprofessional and culturally-competent patient care through experiential learning in China. Short oral presentation, World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress, Cape Town, Africa., 2018
  • Jensen, L., Verbrugge, A., Holmes, M., Turner, E., Burke, C., & Koussa, T. The effect of animal-assisted activities on children in a behavioral classroom: A pilot study. Poster, 2018 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Salt Lake City, UT., 2018
  • McGill, M., Jensen, L., & Mayer, A. Vertical integration of physical rehabilitation concepts across three semesters in an occupational therapy doctorate program: The student perspective. Poster, 2018 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Salt Lake City, UT., 2018
  • Jensen, L, Lally, K., Bracciano, A., Coppard, B., Domina, A., Lampe, A., Mayer, A., & Qi, Y. Distance education in occupational therapy: Comparison of on-campus and hybrid student outcomes. Poster, 2018 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Salt Lake City, UT., 2018
  • Jensen, L., Lally, K., Bracciano, A., Coppard, B., Domina, A., Lampe, A., Mayer, A., & Qi, Y. Distance education in occupational therapy: Comparison of on-campus and hybrid student outcomes. Poster, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Omaha, NE., 2018
  • Jensen, L. Occupational therapy. Podium presentation, Creighton University’s Duchesne Day – Creighton Edge, Omaha, NE., 2018
  • Jensen, L. Critical thinking: Continuing the conversation. Podium presentation, Creighton University’s Office for Academic Excellent and Assessment’s development session, Omaha, NE., 2018
  • Lampe, A., Jensen, L., & Bracciano, A. It takes a village: The teaching team supporting distance hybrid health science professional programs. Podium presentation, Nebraska Distance Learning Association (NDLA) Conference, Omaha, NE., 2018
  • Jensen, L. Cultivating critical thinking in the classroom and community. Podium presentation, Creighton University’s Office for Academic Excellent and Assessment’s development session, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Jensen, L, Lally, K., Bracciano, A., Coppard, B., Domina, A., Lampe, A., Mayer, A., & Qi, Y. Distance education in occupational therapy: Comparison of on-campus and hybrid student outcomes. Poster, Creighton University’s University Assessment Symposium, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • McGill, M., Jensen, L., & Mayer, A. Vertical integration of physical rehabilitation concepts across three semesters in a doctorate of occupational therapy program: a student perspective. Poster, Creighton University’s University Assessment Symposium, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Jensen. L. Exploring the human-animal bond in occupational therapy. Podium presentation, Creighton University Department of Occupational Therapy Creative Occupations Club meeting, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Volkman, K., Jensen, L., & Jones, L. Integrated service, scholarship & community engagement: Lessons learned from a cross-campus collaboration. Invited podium presentation, University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Research Seminar Series, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Piersol, C. V., Jensen, L., & Sieck, R. (AOTA) Occupational therapy practice guideline for adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Short course (AOTA sponsored), American Occupational Therapy Association conference, Philadelphia, PA., 2017
  • Coppard, B.M., Bracciano, A., Domina, A., Jensen, L., Mayer, A., Lampe, A., Mu, K., & Qi, Y. Health Science Reasoning Test: Comparison of hybrid and traditional student cohorts. Poster, American Occupational Therapy Association conference, Philadelphia, PA., 2017
  • Jensen, L. Not your grandma’s lecture – Ten tips for effectively using the lecture method. Podium presentation, Creighton University’s Office for Academic Excellent and Assessment’s development session, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Lally, K., & Jensen, L. Distance education in occupational therapy: Comparison of on-campus and hybrid student outcomes. Poster, Creighton University’s St. Albert’s Research Day, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Verbrugge, A.; Holmes, M.; Turner, E.; Palea, C., Koussa, T; & Jensen, L. The effect of animal-assisted activities on behaviors of children with behavior disorders. Poster, Creighton University’s St. Albert’s Research Day, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Volkman, K., Jensen, L., Cochran, T., & Jones, K. Improving stroke rehabilitation across the continuum of care: Triangulating perspectives of interprofessional groups of healthcare providers in Nebraska. Poster, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association conference, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Jensen, L. Integrating themes of hope and evidence-based practice in Alzheimer’s care. Invited podium presentation, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association conference, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Jensen, L. Reality based learning – Part II. Podium presentation, Creighton University’s Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment’s development session, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Jensen, L. Reality based learning – Part I. Podium presentation, Creighton University’s Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment’s development session, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Mu, K., Peck, K. Jensen, L., Carrico, C., & Bracciano, A. CHIP: Facilitating interprofessional culturally-competent care. Poster, Creighton University Assessment Symposium, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Mc Gee, A., Denton, J., Rawson, A., & Jensen, L. Outcomes of simulation hospital experience for entry-level occupational therapy students. Poster, American Occupational Therapy Association conference, Chicago, IL., 2016
  • Jensen, L. OTAs working in Alzheimer’s: OT/OTA collaboration in the development of hopeful outcomes in elder care. Invited podium presentation, Occupational Therapy Association of California Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA., 2015
  • Jensen, L. Task-specific training made easy. Invited podium presentation, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Omaha, NE., 2015
  • Lieberman, D., Arbesman, M., Jensen, L., Padilla, R., Smallfield, S., & Piersol, C. V. (AOTA) Systematic reviews on occupational therapy and adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Short course (AOTA sponsored), American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Nashville, TN., 2015
  • Dieterle, C., Jacobs, K., Jensen, L., Pfeiffer, E., Richardson, P., & Toth-Cohen, S. Occupational therapy and online education: Where are we and where are we headed? Short course, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Nashville, TN., 2015
  • 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
    • 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

  • 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