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Jennifer Tsui, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey,
Department of Population Science

jk1341@cinj.rutgers.edu, (848) 932-4644

Jennifer Tsui, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Assistant Professor at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Department of Population Science. Her research focuses on disparities in cancer care delivery and cancer outcomes, particularly among racial/ethnic minority and low-income populations. Dr. Tsui was recently awarded a 5-year (2017–2022) Mentored Research Scholar Grant in Applied and Clinical Research from the American Cancer Society to investigate health care organizational and delivery factors that impact care transitions for underserved cancer patients. Using a mixed method study design, and with mentorship from Drs. Benjamin Crabtree (RWJMS) and Joel Cantor (IHHCPAR), the study focuses on factors at the health system, provider/practice, and individual levels that affect cancer care for breast and colorectal cancer patients with Medicaid coverage. Dr. Tsui’s other recent work utlizes cancer registry information, population-based surveys, geographic/spatial data, and other Medicare and insurance claims to understand multilevel influences on patterns of care and care quality for cancer patients. Through her multidisciplinary research, she regularly collaborates with investigators at the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, Rutgers School of Public Health, Rutgers School of Nursing and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She has experience working in cancer prevention and control at the local, national, and international levels, including at the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Much of her prior research focused on HPV vaccine introduction and barriers to uptake in low-income minority communities as well as disparities in cancer screening in racial/ethnic minority populations. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Columbia University NCI-funded T32/R25 Cancer Training Program (2014), a Ph.D. in Health Policy & Management from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (2012), and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Columbia University (2005).