Chad Jensen, Associate Professor

Department: Psychology



Office: 223 TLRB

Phone: 801-422-5958



  • PhD in Clinical Child Psychology from University of Kansas, 2011
  • MA in Clinical Child Psychology from University of Kansas, 2008
  • BS in Psychology from Brigham Young University, 2004

Research Interests

My program of research addresses prevention of and intervention for childhood and adolescent obesity and related disorders. I have primarily focused my research efforts on (a) developing and evaluating behavioral weight control programs for children and adolescents, (b) investigating the psychological and social experiences of overweight and obese youth (e.g., peer victimization; quality of life), (c) assessing the utility of innovative technologies in pediatric obesity prevention and intervention, and (d) examining brain processes relevant to weight-related pediatric behavior.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Obesity Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology - APA Division 54

Recent Publications