Jenna Ogden

Research Assistant
PubMed Publications


Jenna Ogden supports Dr. Thomas Gaziano’s portfolio of cardiovascular disease research projects, including assistance in the development of decision analytic models to assess the cost-effectiveness of various screening, prevention and management decisions in low-and middle-income countries. Prior to joining the Center for Health Decision Science, Jenna contributed to the Ariadne Lab’s Serious Illness Care research program regarding the development of a structured provider-patient conversation guide in a randomized controlled trial held at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with the aim of achieving goal-accordant care at the end of life.  Previously, while with the Department of Social and Behavioral Health at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), she assisted in the development of the Cancer Health Literacy Test -- the first and only evaluation tool to measure the degree to which individuals with cancer have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.  As a research assistant with the VCU Department of Clinical Psychology, Jenna worked on an intervention program for Type 1 diabetic adolescents and their parents with the goal of facilitating improved daily disease management.  Jenna received her B.S. in Neuroscience from the College of William and Mary. While there, she contributed to their Cognitive Psychophysiology Lab’s research on attention and conflict processing using EEG testing.