null Dennis Jensen, PhD

Scientist, RI-MUHC

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Faculty of Education, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, MUHC



exercise • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) • respiratory • dyspnea • therapy

Research Focus

My research focuses on identifying the causes of activity-related breathing discomfort (dyspnea) and exercise intolerance in health, variants of health (e.g., elderly, obesity) and in patients with chronic cardiorespiratory disease, specifically chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Selected Publications

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  • Kotrach HG, Bourbeau J, Jensen D. Does nebulized fentanyl relieve dyspnea during exercise in healthy man? Journal of Applied Physiology (In Press).

  • Mendonca CT, Schaeffer MR, Riley P, Jensen D. Physiological mechanisms of dyspnea during exercise with external thoracic restriction: role of increases neural respiratory drive. Journal of Applied Physiology. 116(5): 570-81, 2014. PMID: 24356524.

  • Schaeffer MR, Mendonca CT, LeVangie CM, Andersen RE, Taivassalo T, Jensen D. Physiological mechanisms of sex differences in exertional dyspnea: role of neural respiratory motor drive. Experimental Physiology. 99(2): 427-41, 2014. PMID: 24213856.

  • Jensen D, Alsuhail A, Viola R, Dudgeon DJ, Webb KA, O'Donnell DE. Inhaled fentanyl citrate improved exercise endurance during high-intensity, constant-work-rate cycle exercise in COPD. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 43(4): 706-719, 2012. PMID: 22168961.

  • Jensen D, Amjadi K, Harris-McAllister V, Webb KA, O'Donnell DE. Mechanisms of dyspnoea relief and improved exercise endurance after furosemide inhalation in COPD. Thorax. 63: 606-613, 2008 PMID: 18250181.