Olayinka Adekugbe

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Health Policy Research Program


Yinka is a graduate research assistant with the Health Policy Research Program at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center and a MS.C candidate in the Preventive and Community Dentistry Department. She will be working with Susan McKernan and Julie Reynolds, assisting in analyzing and reporting data for research projects evaluating the Dental Wellness Plan. Her dissertation will focus on economic evaluation of some aspects of the Dental Wellness Plan. Prior to joining the University of Iowa, Yinka has worked in number of development and international organizations, including the World Health Organization, Clinton Health Access Initiative, and Save the Children.

Research Interests

  • Health Systems Strengthening
  • Economic Evaluation of Health Interventions
  • Implementation and Policy Research
  • Social and Economic Determinants of Health

Educational Background

  • MPH, New York University
  • BDS, University of Ibadan, Nigeria