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Jim Stimpson, PhD

James Stimpson

Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Education
Health Management and Policy
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BA, Psychology and Sociology, University of Nebraska; MA, Sociology, University of Nebraska; PhD, Sociology, University of Nebraska


Dr. Jim Stimpson is currently Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Education in the Dornsife School of Public Health. Previously, he was Professor and Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs and Professor of Health Policy in the City University of New York School of Public Health. He held numerous leadership positions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, including founding director of the Center for Health Policy; Senior Policy Analyst for Government Affairs; and Graduate Program Director for Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy. Dr. Stimpson earned his doctorate in sociology and received additional training as a postdoctoral fellow. His goal as a researcher is to discover, communicate, and apply data-driven discoveries into policy change. Dr. Stimpson's research has been funded by numerous organizations including the National Cancer Institute, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health Care Cost Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His peer-reviewed publications have appeared in leading journals such as Health Affairs, JAMA Network Open, PLOS ONE, Academic Medicine, Medical Care, and American Journal of Public Health.

Research Interests

  • Cancer
  • Immigrant health
  • Health and place or built environment
  • Health services research
  • Health disparities
  • Health policy
  • Urban health


Park S, Massey PM, Stimpson JP. Primary source of information about COVID-19 as a determinant of perception of COVID-19 severity and vaccine uptake. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2021.

Rivera-González AC, Stimpson JP, et al. The other US border: Latino immigration and access to care in Puerto Rico. Health Affairs. 2021;40(7):1117-1125.

Kaufman MJ, Stimpson JP. Do nominal monetary incentives work to increase full-time public health faculty participation in online teaching professional development? Journal of Educators Online. 2021;18(2):1-7.

Kaufman MJ, Stimpson JP. Road map to remote instruction during the coronavirus pandemic. Journal of Health Administration Education. 2021;38(1):307-324.

Langellier BA, Fleming PJ, Pintor JBK, Stimpson JP. Allostatic load among U.S. and foreign-born whites, Blacks, and Latinx. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2021;60(2):159-168.

Wilson FA, Zallman L, Pagan JA, Ortega AN, Wang Y, Tatar M, Stimpson JP.  Comparison of use of health care services and spending for unauthorized immigrants vs authorized immigrants or US citizens using a machine learning model. JAMA Network Open. 2020;3(12):e2029230.

Stimpson JP, Langellier BA, Wilson FA. Time spent eating, by immigrant status, race/ethnicity, and length of residence in the United States. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2020;17:200122.

Alberto CK, Pintor JK, Langellier B, Tabb LP, Martinez-Donate AP, Stimpson JP. Association of maternal characterisistics with latino youth health insurance disparities in the United States: a generalized structural equation modeling approach. BMC Public Health, 2020;20(1):1088.

Park S, Stimpson JP, Nguyen GT. Association of changes in primary care spending and use with participation in the US Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplaces. JAMA Network Open. 2020;3(6):e207442.

Wilson FA, Stimpson JP. US policies increase vulnerability of immigrant communities to the COVID-19 pandemic. Annals of Global Health. 2020;86(1):57,1-2.

Wilson FA, Mosalpuria K, Stimpson JP. Association between opioid prescriptions and non-US-born status in the US. JAMA Network Open. 2020;3(6):e206745.

Stimpson JP, Park S, Wilson FA. Association of Arkansas’s Section 1115 Medicaid waiver with health insurance coverage. PLoS ONE. 2020;15(4):e0231417.

Wilson FA, Stimpson JP. Federal and state policies affecting immigrant access to health care. JAMA Health Forum. 2020;1(4):e200271. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2020.0271.

Park S, Chen J, Kemmick Pintor J, McKenna RM, Roby DH, Stimpson JP, Ortega AN. The impact of the Affordable Care Act on health care access and utilization among Asian American subgroups. Medicare Care. Medical Care, 2019;57(11):861–868. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001202.

Stimpson JP, Wang Y, Wilson FA. Association of Indiana's section 1115 waiver with Medicaid enrollment. JAMA Network Open, 2019;2(10):e1912922. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.12922.

Stimpson JP, Kemmick Pintor J, McKenna RM, Park S, Wilson FA. Association of Meidicaid expansion with health insurance coverage for disabled persons. JAMA Network Open, 2019;2(7):e197136. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.7136.

Wang Y, Laestadius L, Stimpson JP, Wilson FA. Association between e-cigarette use and acculturation among adult immigrants in the United States. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 2019;13:1-7. doi:10.1177/1178221819855086.

Stimpson JP, Wilson FA. Medicaid expansion improved health insurance coverage for immigrants but disparities persist. Health Affairs, 2018;37(10):1656-1662. doi: 10.1377/tlthaff.2018.0181.

Wilson FA, Wang Y, Borrell LN, Bae S, Stimpson JP. Disparities in oral health by immigration status in the United States. Journal of the American Dental Association, 2018;149(6):414-421.

Wilson FA, Rampa S, Trout KE, Stimpson JP. Telehealth delivery of mental health services: an analysis of private insurance claims data in the United States. Psychiatric Services, 2017;68(12):1303-1306. doi: 10.1176/

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