Health Behavior, Society & Policy

Faculty Profile

  • Jennifer Tsui, PhD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor

  • Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy

  • CV

Keywords

Cancer care delivery; Cancer care quality & outcomes; Cancer prevention and control; Health disparities & health equity; Vulnerable populations; Safety-net settings; Mixed methods research; Implementation Science.

Research Interests
Jennifer Tsui received her Ph.D. in Health Policy & Management from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (2012) and completed a t32/R25 postdoctoral research fellowship in cancer epidemiology at the Columbia University (2014). Her research focuses on disparities in cancer care delivery and cancer outcomes, particularly among racial/ethnic minority and low-income populations. Dr. Tsui leads 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. Dr. Tsui’s other recent work utilizes cancer registry information, population-based surveys, geographic/spatial data, and Medicaid claims to understand multilevel influences on patterns of care and care quality for cancer patients. Her 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.

Select Publications
J Tsui,R Singhal,HP Rodriguez,GC Gee,BA Glenn,R Bastani (2013) "Proximity to safety-net clinics and HPV vaccine uptake among low-income, ethnic minority girls.", Vaccine 31(5) 2028-34- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=23474310&report=abstract

J Tsui,SV Hudson,EB Rubinstein,J Howard,E Hicks,A Kieber-Emmons,A Bator,HS Lee,J Ferrante,BF Crabtree (2018) "A mixed-methods analysis of the capacity of the Patient-Centered Medical Home to implement care coordination services for cancer survivors.", Translational behavioral medicine 8(5) 319-327 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=29800396&report=abstract

J Tsui,D DeLia,AM Stroup,J Nova,A Kulkarni,JM Ferrante,JC Cantor (2019) "Association of Medicaid enrollee characteristics and primary care utilization with cancer outcomes for the period spanning Medicaid expansion in New Jersey.", Cancer 125(5) 1330-1340- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=30561793&report=abstract

Scholarly Activities
New York City Epidemiology Conference (NYCEF)

11th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved (2018)

12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved (2018)

Awards
Judith Blake Award for Graduate Research in Reproductive Health - UCLA School of Public Health - Judith Blake Award for Graduate Research in Reproductive Health


National Scholarship for Outstanding Work in Public Health Systems Research - Academy Health - National Scholarship for Outstanding Work in Public Health Systems Research


Carolbeth Korn Prize- School of Public Health’s Most Outstanding Graduating Student Award - UCLA School of Public Health - Carolbeth Korn Prize- School of Public Health’s Most Outstanding Graduating Student Award