Health Care Reform
Peter DamianoDirector, Public Policy Center Preventive and Community Dentistry University of Iowa
Peter Damiano is the Director of the Public Policy Center (PPC) and Professor, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry at the University of Iowa. He started the health policy research program at the PPC in 1990 and has been Director of the Center since July 2007. He is a health services researcher who investigates issues relating to access to care, quality, cost and outcomes of care. Dr. Damiano has authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and research monographs and has been the principal investigator on over 50 research studies funded by federal, state and Foundation sources. He is a former staff intern in the US Senate, a Robert Wood Johnson Dental Health Services Research Scholar and HRSA Primary Care Policy Fellow. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry (DDS) and UCLA School of Public Health (MPH).
Tim KresowikProfessor, Department of Surgery, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
Timothy Kresowik is a professor and physician in the Division of Vascular Surgery within the surgery department at the Carver College of Medicine. He also serves as the president-elect on the board of the Iowa Medical Society, an organization that works to implement medical policy in Iowa. Dr. Kresowik’s research interests include quality improvement in medicine and performance measures for medical and surgical care. He has published widely in journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, the International Journal of Quality Health Care, and the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Kresowik received an MD from the University of Michigan. To visit Dr. Kresowik's web page, click here.
Andrew CannonResearch Associate, Iowa Policy Project
Andrew Cannon is a Research Associate in the areas of Economic Opportunity and Budget & Tax at the Iowa Policy Project (IPP), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 2001 to provide timely research on policy issues of critical importance to the citizens of Iowa. Mr. Cannon conducts research and analysis for IPP on economic opportunity within Iowa, and how health policy can contribute to Iowans’ economic health. He holds an MA in Public Policy and a BA in English and Political Science from the University of Utah. For more information about Mr. Cannon, click here.
Colin GordonProfessor and Chair, Department of History, University of Iowa
Professor Gordon’s research interests focus on public policy and political economy in the United States since 1920. He has published three books in this area, including Dead on Arrival: The Politics of Health in Twentieth Century America, which reviews the history of health care policy in the United States during that period. He is also a senior research consultant at the Iowa Policy Project (IPP), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 2001 to produce research and analysis to engage Iowans in state policy decisions. He is the author of several IPP reports on health coverage, economic development, and wages and working conditions, including the biennial State of Working Iowa series. Dr. Gordon received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently serving as Chair of the University of Iowa Department of History. To visit Dr. Gordon's web page, click here.