Jason Semprini

A portrait of Jason Semprini of the Master of Public Health program at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Department: Health Management and Policy

Social: LinkedIn page

Year of intended graduation: 2024

Hometown: Carroll, Iowa

Education: BSc Finance, Morningside College; Master’s in Public Policy (MPP), University of Chicago

Research interests: Investigating the effects of health policy variation on changes in access, utilization, and outcomes. Experience conducting quasi-experimental and survey design research. Interested in specializing research evaluating policies mitigating rural cancer disparities.

Current activities:

  • Pre-Doctoral NIH Fellow College of Dentistry
  • Rural Cancer Collaboratory Member
  • Graduate & Professional Student Government Grants Director
  • University of Iowa Family Issues Charter Committee Member
  • University of Iowa College of Public Health Undergraduate Capstone Case Writer
  • Iowa Public Health Association Member
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Member
  • American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Member
  • AcademyHealth Member
  • Health Equity in Action Lab (HEAL) Member

Past Presentations:

November 17, 2020 – Midwest Rural and Agriculture Health Conference

June 1, 2020 – American Society of Clinical Oncologists Annual Meeting

November 15, 2019 – 11th Annual Heartland Global Health Conference

September 21, 2019 – 12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

September 19, 2019 – Training Research to Eliminate Disparities (TREND) Meeting (Susan G. Komen Foundation)

March 12, 2019 – 7th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research  (National Cancer Institute and Consortium of Universities for Global Health)

March 7, 2019 – Janet D. Rowley Research Day (University of Chicago Department of Medicine)

December 4, 2018 – Inaugural IPHAM Population Health Forum (Northwestern University Institute for Public Health and Medicine)

October 23, 2018 – Sixth Annual Research Symposium and Poster Session (University of Chicago Center for Chronic Disease)


Semprini, Jason, Wei Lyu, Dan M. Shane, and George L. Wehby. (2020_. “The Effects of ACA Medicaid Expansions on Health After 5 Years.” Medical Care Research and Review, https://doi.org/10.1177/1077558720972592.

Semprini, Jason, Ulrich, Fred, Mueller, Keith (2020). Telepharmacy Rules and Statutes: A 3-Year Update for all 50 States. RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis. https://rupri.public-health.uiowa.edu/publications/policybriefs/2020/telepharmacy_brief_2020.pdf

Semprini, J., & Olopade, O. (2020). Evaluating the Effect of Medicaid Expansion on Black/White Breast Cancer Mortality Disparities: A Difference-in-Difference Analysis. JCO Global Oncology, 6. https://doi.org/10.1200/GO.20.00068

Semprini, Jason (2020) “Expanding the Capacity of Rural Cancer Care With Teleoncology,” Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy: Vol. 15: Iss. 2. https://doi.org/10.4148/1936-0487.1101

Semprini, J. (2020). A systematic review on the health of African immigrants in the United States: Synthesizing recommendations for future research. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, Vol. 16 No. 2, pp. 121-136. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMHSC-02-2019-0021

Semprini, J., & Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. (2020). Breast density notification with adjunctive digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT): A cost-effectiveness analysis. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 38(15_suppl), 7072–7072. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2020.38.15_suppl.7072

Semprini, J., Olopade, O. (2020). Can health system engagement facilitate greater utilization of genetic tests to predict cancer risk? A health disparities exploration of national survey data [abstract]. AACR; Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2020;29(6 Suppl_2) https://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/29/6_Supplement_2/B059 (full-text preprint: http://dx.doi.org/10.6082/uchicago.2541)

Semprini, Jason (2020). Emergency loans to dental organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Dental Economics. https://www.dentaleconomics.com/macro-op-ed/op-ed/article/14186788/emergency-loans-to-dental-organizations-during-the-covid19-pandemic