Helen Jensen

  • Professor Emerita
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Economics
  • 578E Heady Hall
  • Phone 515-294-6253
  • Email
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Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980
MS, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
BA, Economics, Carleton College

Awards/Special Recognition

  • 41st Annual James C. Snyder Memorial Lecture, Purdue University, April 10, 2015
  • Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), 2012
  • Board of Regents Faculty Excellence Award, Iowa State University, 2012
  • Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University, 2012
  • Kieler Woche Invited Lecturer, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany, 2004.

Global Engagement
Helen Jensen collaborates with colleagues in Germany and Denmark, researching the economics of food choice and health. Other international research and exchanges have been with colleagues in China, the Ghana, South Africa, Indonesia, Ukraine and Haiti. The collaborations usually address economic aspects of the food sector, food markets, health and nutrition. Recently, Dr. Jensen completed serving on WHO’s Foodborne Diseases Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG), with efforts focusing on country level food safety estimates and policy implementation.