University of Charleston
Melissa Jensen
Contact Info

melissajensen@ucwv.edu

304-357-4742

Assistant Professor/Principal Faculty

  • MSPA – Mountain State University, Beckley WV (Physician Assistant)
  • BMS – Mountain State University, Beckley WV (Medical Science)
    • Summa Cum Laude

Clinical Interests

  1. Family Practice and Primary Care
  2. Women’s Health
  3. Public Health
  4. Rural Health
  5. Preventative Health 

Service Activities

  1. Script Your Future Medication Adherence Campaign – UC Physician Assistant Program liaison, January-March 2018
    1. 2018 National Challenge Award Winner

     

  2. Script Your Future Medication Adherence Campaign – UC Physician Assistant Program liaison, January-February 2017
    1. 2017 National Challenge Award Winner

     

  3. Script Your Future Medication Adherence Campaign – UC Physician Assistant Program liaison, January-February 2016
    1. 2016 National Challenge Award Winner

     

  4. Script Your Future Medication Adherence Campaign – UC Physician Assistant Program liaison, January-February 2015
    1. 2015 Focused Award Winner for Health Disparities/Under-represented Community Outreach Award

     

  5. Camp EPiC (Exploring Professions in Healthcare) – UC Physician Assistant Program liaison, June 2014

Professional Presentations

  1. Jensen, M.L. (2019, April). Motivational Interviewing to Reduce Vaccine Hesitancy. Presented at the 2019 West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants Spring CME Conference, Fayetteville, WV.
  2. Jensen, M.L. (2018, October). Barriers to Rural Health Care. Presented at the 2018 West Virginia Rural Health Association Conference, Pipestem, WV.
  3. Jensen, M.L. (2018, June). Someone You Love: A Curriculum to Prevent Cancer. Presented at the 2018 West Virginia Immunization Summit, Charleston, WV.
  4. Jensen, M.L. (2018, March). You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention. Presented at the 2018 West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants Spring CME Conference, Davis, WV.
  5. Jensen, M.L. (2018, March). Treatment Options for Unipolar Depression. Presented at the 2018 West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants Spring CME Conference, Davis, WV.
  6. Babcock, C.K., Jensen, M.L., & Darling, E. (2017, June). West Virginia Legislative Update. [Webinar]. In An Update on Immunization-Related Issues in State Legislatures – Immunization Coalitions Network Webinar.
  7. Jensen, M.L. (2017, February). Management of Major Menopausal Symptoms. Presented at the 2017 West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants Spring CME Conference, White Sulfur Springs, WV.
  8. Jensen, M.L. (2016, March). Management of Major Menopausal Symptoms. Presented at the 2016 West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants Spring CME Conference, Morgantown, WV.
  9. Jensen, M.L. (2015, February). Women’s Health Maintenance: An Update on Guidelines and Recommendations. Presented at the 2015 West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants Spring CME Conference, White Sulfur Springs, WV.

Interests and Hobbies

  • Hiking
  • Travel
  • Reading
  • Church involvement

Organizational Involvement

  • Steering Committee Member, West Virginia Immunization Network
  • Advocacy Committee Co-Chair, West Virginia Immunization Network
  • Director-at-Large, West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants