Jennifer Kue PhD

Assistant Professor; Director, Office of Global Innovations
(614) 292-4078

374 Newton Hall
1585 Neil Avenue Columbus, OH 43210

Research Interests
Dr. Jennifer Kue has over 15 years of experience working with refugees and immigrants, and medically underserved minority populations. Her expertise is in community health promotion and achieving health equity in underserved ethnic minorities, community-engaged research, and refugee and immigrant health. Dr. Kue’s research applies the principles of community-based research to understanding and addressing cancer health disparities, including cervical cancer prevention, cancer screening, and survivorship. Dr. Kue’s research examines the influence of culture, race, historical and refugee trauma, and intergenerational communication on cancer screening and health behavior. Her research interests are also focused on global health issues, in particular cervical cancer prevention in low-resource countries. Dr. Kue received her PhD in Public Health from Oregon State University and Master’s degree in Anthropology from San Diego State University.

Selected Publications
Thorburn, S., Levy Keon, K., & Kue, J. (2013). Sources of breast and cervical cancer information for Hmong women and men. Women & Health, 53(5), 468-478. PMID: 23879458

Kue, J., & Thorburn, S. (2013). Hepatitis B knowledge, screening, and vaccination among Hmong Americans. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 24(2), 566-578. PMID: 23728029

Kue, J., Zukoski, A., Levy Keon, K., & Thorburn, S. (2013). Breast and cervical cancer screening: Exploring perceptions and barriers with Hmong women and men in Oregon. Ethnicity and Health. PMID: 23477387.

Menon, U., Szalacha, L., Prabhughate, A., & Kue, J. (2013). Correlates of colorectal cancer screening among South Asian immigrants in the U.S. Cancer Nursing. PMID: 23632468.

Thorburn, S., Kue, J., Levy Keon, K., & Zukoski, A. (2013).  “We don’t talk about it” and other interpersonal influences on Hmong women’s breast and cervical cancer screening decisions. Health Education Research, 28(5), 760-771. PMID: 23221593

Thorburn, S., Kue, J., Keon, K.L., & Lo, P.  (2012). Medical mistrust and discrimination in health care: A qualitative study of Hmong women and men. Journal of Community Health, 37(4), 822-829. PMID: 22116737

DeMarco, M., Thorburn, S., & Kue, J. (2009). "In a country as affluent as America, people should be eating": Experiences with and perceptions of food insecurity among rural and urban Oregonians. Qualitative Health Research, 19(7), 1010-1024. PMID: 19556404

Funded Grants (most recent 5 years)
2014-2016 NCI-R03CA175464-01A1; PI: Kue, The Southeast Asian Women's Health Project

2013-2014 Coca Cola Critical Difference for Women Grant, The Southeast Asian Women's Health Project

2013-2014 College of Nursing Seed Grant, The Southeast Asian Women's Health Project

2013-2015 OSU Engagement and Impact Grant (Co-I), Making a Difference Program

2009-2011 Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening among Hmong: Social, Cultural & System Factors (NCI-R21 CA1239147; PI:Thorburn; Role:Co-Investigator)

Selected Professional Service
Professional Organization Membership:
American Public Health Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine, Midwest Nursing Research Society

Manuscript Reviewer: American Journal of Health Promotion, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Western Journal of Nursing Research