Jennifer Tsui, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences



I am a health services researcher and cancer population scientist. My research focuses on disparities in cancer care delivery and cancer outcomes, particularly among racial/ethnic minority and low-income populations. I currently lead a five year study funded by the American Cancer Society to investigate health care organizational and delivery factors that impact care transitions among breast and colorectal cancer patients with Medicaid coverage. My other areas of research focus on HPV vaccination and barriers to uptake in low-income minority communities as well as disparities in cancer screening in racial/ethnic minority populations at the local, state, and national levels.My work utilizes cancer registry information, population-based surveys, geographic/spatial data, and administrative health care data to understand multilevel influences on patterns of care and care quality for cancer patients.

Research Interests

  • Health Services
  • Disparities
  • Racial Disparities
  • Immigrant Health
  • Neighborhoods
  • Community Engagement
  • Health Care Quality, Access, & Evaluation
  • Health Policy
  • Health Care Quality
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Health Care Outcomes
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Health Care Disparities
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Cancer
  • Disease Prevention
  • Health Care Systems
  • Implementation Science
  • Cancer Epidemiology

Courses Taught

  • Public Health Policy and Politics