Jennifer A. Wenzel

Jennifer A. Wenzel




Jennifer Wenzel develops and implements interventions to address cancer care and health services issues for patients and caregivers with the goal of eliminating cancer disparities. Her expertise spans qualitative and mixed methods designs; improving care processes for older African American populations, including cancer screening and treatment and chronic illness self-management practices; treatment decision-making; minority recruitment and decision-making related to clinical trials. Dr. Wenzel holds faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Nursing and Medicine with an appointment in the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her scientific contributions in the area of community health worker/patient navigator interventions, health disparities, health services, chronic illness self-management, and support issues for older cancer patients and caregivers. Dr. Wenzel has been funded by the NIH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and other foundations. Dr. Wenzel directs the PhD and Postdoctoral Programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, chairs the Health Disparities Committee for NRG Oncology, and serves as the Health Disparities Special Expert on the NCI Symptom Management & Health-related Quality of Life Steering Committee.

JHU Center Affiliation:
Center for Equity in Aging

Specialties and Expertise
  • Aging
  • Cancer
  • Care Coordination
  • Community
  • Disparities
  • Diversity
  • End of Life
  • Equity
  • Ethics
  • Family
  • Health Behavior
  • Palliative Care
  • Quality Improvement