Christine J. Jensen, PhD

Christine Jensen
  • Director, Health Services Research, Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health
  • Master Trainer, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
  • Email: cjensen@excellenceinaging.org

Christine Jensen is Director of Health Services Research with the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health, in Williamsburg, Virginia. She teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University in the College of Health Professions and serves as Research Assistant Professor in the Public Policy Program at the College of William & Mary. 

She obtained her Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies, with a specialty in gerontology, from the University of Delaware. She is active with the Gerontological Society of America, the Southern Gerontological Society (now serving as President), and the Alzheimer’s Association. She recently served two terms as Chair of the Virginia Caregiver Coalition. 

The Center for Excellence in Aging has been honored with a 2013 Commonwealth Council on Aging Best Practices Award for her work with family caregiver programming and with a 2012 Best Practices Award by the Southern Gerontological Society. 

Dr. Jensen is a Master Trainer with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving and was named the 2015 Applied Gerontologist of the Year by the Southern Gerontological Society. Her current work focuses on programming to support family and professional caregivers and the use of telehealth for services and training.