Jeffrey Jenson, PhD
Inducted in 2011
Current PositionPhilip D. and Eleanor G. Winn Professor for Children and Youth at Risk
University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work
Former Board member, American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
Jeffrey M. Jenson, Ph.D., is the Philip D. and Eleanor G. Winn Endowed Professor for Children and Youth in the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver.
Dr. Jenson’s research focuses on the application of a public health approach to preventing child and adolescent health and behavior problems and on the evaluation of preventive interventions aimed at promoting healthy youth development. He has published seven books and numerous articles and chapters on topics of child and adolescent development and prevention science. His books include Preventing child and adolescent problem behavior: Evidence-based strategies in schools, families, and communities (2014) and Social policy for children and families: A risk and resilience perspective (2016), a recipient of the Best Edited Book Award from the Society for Research on Adolescence.
Dr. Jenson is Chair of the Coalition for the Promotion of Behavioral Health, Co-Lead of the Ensure Healthy Development for All Youth Grand Challenge for Social Work, and a co-author of Unleashing the Power of Prevention, a framework published by the National Academy of Medicine aimed at helping communities and states implement tested and effective preventive interventions for behavioral health problems.
Dr. Jenson is the recipient of the Aaron Rosen Award from the Society for Social Work and Research and the Distinguished Scholar and University Lecturer awards from the University of Denver. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. Dr. Jenson is a former board member and treasurer of the Society for Prevention Research and a Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research and the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.