Health Policy

Astha Singhal

  • Research Assistant, Health Policy Research Program


Astha Singhal is a research assistant with the Health Policy Research Program at the PPC and is a PhD candidate in the Preventive and Community Dentistry Department. She works with Dr. Peter Damiano, who is also her PhD adviser and her dissertation focuses on emergency department visits for dental problems. Astha is also a Presidential Fellow at the University of Iowa and Public Relations Coordinator for a student organization - Association for India's Development.

Research Interests

  • Dental Health Services
  • Health Policy Analysis
  • Avoidable Emergency Room Visits

Educational Background

  • Dental Public Health Residency, NIDCR, NIH, 2010
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH), University at Albany, 2009
  • Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS), Manipal University, India, 2006