Aparna Shivanand Ingleshwar

Title & Affiliation
Senior Predoctoral Research Fellow Health Policy Research Program


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2014
  • MPH, University Of Texas, 2013
  • BDS, Rajiv Gandhi University, India, 2010

Aparna is a PhD candidate in Oral Science in the Preventive and Community Dentistry Department. She analyzes and reports data for research projects evaluating the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan and the Dental Wellness Plan. Her dissertation will focus on evaluating the impact of state Medicaid expansions on dental care utilization and spending outcomes.

Research Interests

  • Health care economics of dental programs
  • Oral health policy
  • Trends and disparities in dental services utilization