Dr. Jansen is Board Certified in Internal Medicine with over a decade of experience. Dr. Jansen was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California.
After graduating from medical school at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, Dr. Jansen returned to her hometown where she completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and served as Chief Medical Resident during her third year. Following her residency, Dr. Jansen worked for ten years both in primary care at Sansum Clinic and in acute care as a rotating hospitalist at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
Dr. Jansen completed her undergraduate degree in Microbiology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she was recognized on the Dean’s List, President’s Honors List, and the College of Science and Math Living/Learning Program Honor Society. During her undergraduate studies, she completed a research fellowship through the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she participated in tropical disease research including epidemiological, entomological, and clinical studies in rural communities in Ecuador.
During her research fellowship, she developed a passion for global health. This inspired her to attend Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Medical School for International Health, in Collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center, which incorporated global health as well as cross-cultural medicine into the coursework. This included an eight-week global health clerkship in Uganda where she studied in both rural and urban hospital settings. She spent several weeks in the HIV/TB ward at Mulago Hospital in Kampala and then traveled to Nkosi and studied in a small medical clinic and visited villages to promote health. In addition to her studies, she made time to serve as an English tutor to Bedouin children, and to play soccer for a women’s professional team.
Dr. Jansen is honored to care for the Santa Barbara community she grew up in and loves so much. She aspires to provide continued compassionate patient-centered care in her practice. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, women’s health, nutrition, and managing the chronic disease for longevity and quality of life.
Dr. Jansen attended Washington Elementary School, La Cumbre Junior High School, and San Marcos High School where she is a frequent guest-speaker for the San Marcos Health Academy to share her career path with aspiring young health professionals. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children in the beautiful outdoors of Santa Barbara.
Dr. Jansen was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2012. She is an active member of the Medical Staff of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine.