Health Policy

Suzanne Bentler

  • Associate Research Scientist, Health Policy Research Program


Suzanne Bentler is a research scientist in the Health Policy Research Program. She earned her Ph.D. in Health Services and Policy from the University of Iowa College of Public Health where her research interests included continuity of care for older adults and health service utilization and adverse health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic health conditions. At the Public Policy Center, her research focuses on the evaluation of Iowa Medicaid program’s Health Home initiative for individuals with chronic health conditions. 

Research Interests

  • The Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Community Care Teams and Care Coordination
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Health Policy
  • Health Care Outcomes

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., 2013, Health Services and Policy, UI College of Public Health
  • M.S., 1995, Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health (Biostatistics), University of Iowa
  • B.S., 1993, Mathematics, Creighton University