Peter C. Damiano DDS, MPHDirector and Distinguished Research Fellow, Public Policy Center; Bernstein Professor, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Peter Damiano is the Director of the University of Iowa Public Policy Center and its health policy research program. In his role at the Public Policy Center, he conducts and supports the multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research of University scholars from across campus. He is also the Bernstein Professor in the UI College of Dentistry and a former Robert Wood Johnson Dental Health Services Research Scholar where he received training in health services research. His own research focuses on access to and quality of primary care services, with an emphasis on Medicaid and other programs serving underserved populations. He is the author of over 275 journal articles and research monographs and has been principal investigator on over 80 funded research studies. He is currently conducting funded studies in the areas of health care reform, health insurance coverage, health disparities and many aspects of Medicaid waivers in Iowa. As part of the Public Policy Center’s community engagement mission, he regularly shares research findings with policymakers and the public through presentations, symposia and media to help others understand the nuances of challenging health policy issues.