Brenda L. Jensen, MD
Title Associate Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Psychiatry
School College of Medicine
Address 1731 E. 120th Street

Education & Training
NIH Awarded Grants
Project TitleProject NumberFY
1. Kurtz AE, Reiner JL, West KL, Jensen BA. Perfluorinated Alkyl Acids in Hawaiian Cetaceans and Potential Biomarkers of Effect: Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Alpha and Cytochrome P450 4A. Environ Sci Technol. 2019 03 05; 53(5):2830-2839.
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2. Jung MR, Balazs GH, Work TM, Jones TT, Orski SV, Rodriguez C V, Beers KL, Brignac KC, Hyrenbach KD, Jensen BA, Lynch JM. Polymer Identification of Plastic Debris Ingested by Pelagic-Phase Sea Turtles in the Central Pacific. Environ Sci Technol. 2018 10 16; 52(20):11535-11544.
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3. Jung MR, Horgen FD, Orski SV, Rodriguez C V, Beers KL, Balazs GH, Jones TT, Work TM, Brignac KC, Royer SJ, Hyrenbach KD, Jensen BA, Lynch JM. Validation of ATR FT-IR to identify polymers of plastic marine debris, including those ingested by marine organisms. Mar Pollut Bull. 2018 Feb; 127:704-716.
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4. Pritchett J, McCrory G, Kraemer C, Jensen B, Allen LV. Certification, Accreditation, and Credentialing for 503A Compounding Pharmacies. Int J Pharm Compd. 2018 Jan-Feb; 22(1):7-16.
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5. Jacob JM, West KL, Levine G, Sanchez S, Jensen BA. Initial characterization of novel beaked whale morbillivirus in Hawaiian cetaceans. Dis Aquat Organ. 2016 Jan 13; 117(3):215-27.
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6. Hansen AM, Bryan CE, West K, Jensen BA. Trace Element Concentrations in Liver of 16 Species of Cetaceans Stranded on Pacific Islands from 1997 through 2013. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2016 Jan; 70(1):75-95.
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7. Bachman MJ, Foltz KM, Lynch JM, West KL, Jensen BA. Using cytochrome P4501A1 expression in liver and blubber to understand effects of persistent organic pollutant exposure in stranded Pacific Island cetaceans. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2015 Sep; 34(9):1989-95.
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8. West KL, Levine G, Jacob J, Jensen B, Sanchez S, Colegrove K, Rotstein D. Coinfection and vertical transmission of Brucella and Morbillivirus in a neonatal sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) in Hawaii, USA. J Wildl Dis. 2015 Jan; 51(1):227-32.
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9. Duignan PJ, Van Bressem MF, Baker JD, Barbieri M, Colegrove KM, De Guise S, de Swart RL, Di Guardo G, Dobson A, Duprex WP, Early G, Fauquier D, Goldstein T, Goodman SJ, Grenfell B, Groch KR, Gulland F, Hall A, Jensen BA, Lamy K, Matassa K, Mazzariol S, Morris SE, Nielsen O, Rotstein D, Rowles TK, Saliki JT, Siebert U, Waltzek T, Wellehan JF. Phocine distemper virus: current knowledge and future directions. Viruses. 2014 Dec 22; 6(12):5093-134.
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10. Van Bressem MF, Duignan PJ, Banyard A, Barbieri M, Colegrove KM, De Guise S, Di Guardo G, Dobson A, Domingo M, Fauquier D, Fernandez A, Goldstein T, Grenfell B, Groch KR, Gulland F, Jensen BA, Jepson PD, Hall A, Kuiken T, Mazzariol S, Morris SE, Nielsen O, Raga JA, Rowles TK, Saliki J, Sierra E, Stephens N, Stone B, Tomo I, Wang J, Waltzek T, Wellehan JF. Cetacean morbillivirus: current knowledge and future directions. Viruses. 2014 Dec 22; 6(12):5145-81.
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11. Foltz KM, Baird RW, Ylitalo GM, Jensen BA. Cytochrome P4501A1 expression in blubber biopsies of endangered false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) and nine other odontocete species from Hawai'i. Ecotoxicology. 2014 Nov; 23(9):1607-18.
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12. Nilsen F, David Hyrenbach K, Fang J, Jensen B. Use of indicator chemicals to characterize the plastic fragments ingested by Laysan albatross. Mar Pollut Bull. 2014 Oct 15; 87(1-2):230-236.
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13. Keller JM, Balazs GH, Nilsen F, Rice M, Work TM, Jensen BA. Investigating the potential role of persistent organic pollutants in Hawaiian green sea turtle fibropapillomatosis. Environ Sci Technol. 2014 Jul 15; 48(14):7807-16.
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14. Bachman MJ, Keller JM, West KL, Jensen BA. Persistent organic pollutant concentrations in blubber of 16 species of cetaceans stranded in the Pacific Islands from 1997 through 2011. Sci Total Environ. 2014 Aug 01; 488-489:115-23.
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15. Jensen BA, Reddy CM, Nelson RK, Hahn ME. Developing tools for risk assessment in protected species: Relative potencies inferred from competitive binding of halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons to aryl hydrocarbon receptors from beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) and mouse. Aquat Toxicol. 2010 Nov 01; 100(3):238-45.
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16. Jensen BA, Leeman RJ, Schlezinger JJ, Sherr DH. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) agonists suppress interleukin-6 expression by bone marrow stromal cells: an immunotoxicology study. Environ Health. 2003 Dec 16; 2(1):16.
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17. Ryu HY, Mann KK, Schlezinger JJ, Jensen B, Sherr DH. Environmental chemical-induced pro/pre-B cell apoptosis: analysis of c-Myc, p27Kip1, and p21WAF1 reveals a death pathway distinct from clonal deletion. J Immunol. 2003 May 15; 170(10):4897-904.
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18. Schlezinger JJ, Jensen BA, Mann KK, Ryu HY, Sherr DH. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma-mediated NF-kappa B activation and apoptosis in pre-B cells. J Immunol. 2002 Dec 15; 169(12):6831-41.
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Funding Opportunities

Click terms below for current NIH/NSF funding opportunities.
  • Cetacea

  • Environmental Monitoring

  • Water Pollutants, Chemical

  • Adipose Tissue

  • Environmental Pollutants

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