Areum K. Jensen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

 

Spartan Complex 175

 

(408) 924-8153

 

areum.jensen@sjsu.edu

Areum Jensen 

 

Professor Bio

Dr. Areum K. Jensen earned her Ph.D. in Medical Physiology at University of Missouri, M.S. in Exercise physiology at San Francisco State University, and B.S. degree in Biology at Sangmyung University in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Jensen is currently an assistant professor of clinical exercise physiology in the Department of Kinesiology at San José State University. She teaches various undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of exercise and clinical physiology. Her main area of research is in human neural control of the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal system, and her goal is to identify a physiological basis for possible effects of exercise on neurological disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cerebral Palsy. Dr. Jensen is a true believer of “Exercise is Medicine”, and she hopes to investigate how exercise might improve the physiological system and the lives of people with neurological disorders and their families. 

 

Education

Ph.D. University of Missouri – School of Medicine, Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, Medical Physiology

M.S. San Francisco State University – Department of Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology

B.S. Sangmyung University – Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, Biology

 

Expertise, Research & Teaching Interests

Dr. Jensen’s long term research agenda focuses on the effect of various types of exercise training on physiological system in individuals with neurological disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Cerebral Palsy (CP). In the past, she has focused her research on population who have chronic diseases and how their neural control mechanisms are altered to affect cardiovascular system. Because individuals with ASD and CP develop cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in their very early age compared to general population, she saw an important neural link of physiological mechanisms to this population. Therefore, her current projects have three different subfields of clinical exercise physiology (i.e., autonomic, vascular, and musculoskeletal function) to understand potential physiological mechanisms of ASD and CP by detecting any alterations above and how they improve their function after exercise training.  

 

Courses Taught

KIN 157 – Physiological Assessment

KIN 187 – Clinical Exercise Physiology

KIN 255 – Fundamentals of Quantitative Research Method in Kinesiology

 

Selected Publications

Jensen, A.K., J. P. Fisher, S.H. Deo, L.C. Vianna, P.J. Fadel. Exercise induced alterations in carotid baroreflex control of cardiac output and vascular conductance in humans: The effect of sex and ovarian hormones. (In preparation)

Vianna, L.C., S.H. Deo, A.K. Jensen, M.C. Zimmerman, P.J. Fadel. Impaired dynamic cerebral autoregulation at rest and during isometric exercise in type 2 diabetes patients. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015, Apr 1; 308 (7): H681-7.

Credeur, D.P., S.W. Holwerda, L.J. Boyle, L.C. Vianna, A.K. Jensen, P.J. Fadel. Effect of aging on carotid baroreflex control of blood pressure and leg vascular conductance in women. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2014, May 15; 306(10): H1417-25.

Fisher J.P., A. Kim, D. Hartwich, P.J. Fadel. New insights into the effects of age and sex on arterial baroreflex function at rest and during exercise in humans. Auton Neurosci 2012, Dec 24; 172(1-2): 13-22.

Deo, S.H., L.C. Vianna, A. Kim, A. Chockalingam, M.C. Zimmerman, J. P. Fisher, I.H. Zucker, P.J. Fadel. Effect of statin therapy on resting sympathetic nerve activity and oxidative stress in patients with heart failure. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2012, Aug; 303 (3): H377-85.

Kim, A., J. P. Fisher, S.H. Deo, P.J Fadel. The effect of sex and ovarian hormones on carotid baroreflex resetting and function during dynamic exercise in humans. J Appl Physiol. 2012 April; 112 (8): 1361-71.

Kim, A., S.H. Deo, L.C. Vianna, G.M. Balanos, D. Hartwich, J.P. Fisher, P.J. Fadel.  Sex differences in carotid baroreflex control of arterial blood pressure in humans: Relative contribution of cardiac output and total vascular conductance. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2011 Dec; 301(6): H2454-65

Selected Presentations

Low, C.E., P. Pal, R.L. Christensen, A.K. Jensen. Alterations in skeletal architecture, bone mineral density and muscular strength in adults with cerebral palsy. (ACSM, Minneapolis 2018) 

Christensen, R.L., P. Pal, C.E. Low, T.N. Raczynski, A.K. Jensen. Alterations in musculoskeletal function and functional mobility in adults with cerebral palsy (ACSM, Minneapolis 2018) 

Pal, P., C.E. Low, R.L. Christensen, S.V. Rosales, A.K. Jensen. Relationships between muscular strength and body composition in adults with cerebral palsy (ACSM, Minneapolis 2018)

Kim, A., P. Fisher, S.H. Deo, L.C. Vianna, P.J. Fadel. Cardiac output and total vascular conductance responses to simulated carotid hypertension in young women: exercise and ovarian hormones (EB, San Diego 2012)

Kim, A.,P. Fisher, P.J. Fadel. Carotid baroreflex control of blood pressure to simulated hypotension in young and older women (EB, San Diego 2012)

Deo, L.C. Vianna, A. Kim, M.C. Zimmerman, P.J. Fadel. Impaired dynamic cerebral autoregulation in type 2 diabetes patients is associated with elevated oxidative stress (EB, San Diego 2012)

Kim, A., S.H. Deo, J.P. Fisher, P.J. Fadel. Influence of sex on carotid baroreflex resetting and function during dynamic exercise in humans (ACSM, San Francisco 2012)

Kim, A., J.P. Fisher, P.J. Fadel. Influence of sex on carotid baroreflex control of muscle sympathetic nerve activity during hypo- and hypertensive stimuli in humans. FASEB J. 2011; 25:647.4.

 

Undergraduate/Graduate Student Research Supervision 

Please see link: Clinical Exercise Physiology/Human Neural Control Laboratory (coming soon!)


Professional Affiliations

The American Physiological Society (APS)

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Southwest Chapter American College of Sports Medicine (SWACSM)

Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness (WSKW)


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