Astha Singhal, BDS, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Dept of Health Policy & Health Svcs Research

PhD, University of Iowa
MPH, State University of New York at Albany
BDS, Manipal University

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Astha Singhal, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Health Services Research and the Interim Program Director for the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Dental Public Health at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She is interested in examining dental public health regarding medicaid recipients and for her past research she was awarded the Aubrey Sheiham Award for Distinguished Research in Dental Public Health Sciences by IADR. In 2016 she served as a Founders Fellow for the Santa Fe Group, a group of internationally renowned scholars and leaders with an interest to improve oral health.

Interim Program Director
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Advanced Specialty Education Program in Dental Public Health

2016 Santa Fe Group: Founders Fellow
2016 International Association for Dental Research: Aubrey Sheiham Award
2015 American Public Health Association: Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Community Dental Health Post-professional Award
2015 American Academy of Public Health Dentistry: Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public Health
2015 University of Iowa: Keith E. Heller Graduate Dental Public Health Research Award
2014 Regional Finalist, The Hult Prize Competition
2014 American Association for Dental Research: Graduate Specialty Award in Preventive & Community Dentistry
2013 American Association for Dental Research: Third Prize, ADA Postdoctoral Research Presentation Competition
2012 University of Iowa: First Prize in the Biological and Health Sciences division
2012 Rotary International and Rotary District 6000 Fellowship
2011 Nominated member of American Association for the Advancement of Science
2010 University of Iowa: Graduate Presidential Fellowship

Role of State Medicaid Policies in Improving Access to Dental Care among Low-Income Adults
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research

Iowa Dental Wellness Plan (DWP)
06/01/2016 - 12/31/2016 (Subcontract PI)
The University of Iowa HHS CMS


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  1. Ranade A, Young G, Garcia R, Griffith J, Singhal A, McGuire J. Changes in Dental Benefits and Use of Emergency Departments for Nontraumatic Dental Conditions in Massachusetts. Public Health Rep. 2020 Sep/Oct; 135(5):571-577. PMID: 32795220
  2. Lino PA, Sohn W, Singhal A, Martins MAP, Silva MESE, Abreu MHNG. A national study on the use of opioid analgesics in dentistry. Braz Oral Res. 2019 Aug 15; 33:e076.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31432927
  3. Ranade A, Young GJ, Garcia R, Griffith J, Singhal A, McGuire J. Emergency department revisits for nontraumatic dental conditions in Massachusetts. J Am Dent Assoc. 2019 08; 150(8):656-663. PMID: 31235066
  4. Ranade A, Young GJ, Griffith J, Garcia R, Singhal A, McGuire J. Determinants of emergency department utilization for non-traumatic dental conditions in Massachusetts. J Public Health Dent. 2019 12; 79(1):71-78. PMID: 30537185
  5. Hale ZE, Singhal A, Hsia RY. Causes of Shortness of Breath in the Acute Patient: A National Study. Acad Emerg Med. 2018 11; 25(11):1227-1234. PMID: 29738108
  6. Singhal A, McKernan SC, Sohn W. Dental Public Health Practice, Infrastructure, and Workforce in the United States. Dent Clin North Am. 2018 04; 62(2):155-175.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29478451
  7. Henshaw MM, Singhal A. The Intersection of Clinical Practice and Dental Public Health. Dent Clin North Am. 2018 04; 62(2):xi-xiii.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29478462
  8. Singhal A, Joshi S. Taxing Sugary Beverages Reduces Their Purchase, Especially Among Poor Households. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2017 06; 17(2):145-147. PMID: 28501066
  9. Singhal A, Damiano P, Sabik L. Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits Increase Use Of Dental Care, But Impact Of Expansion On Dental Services Use Was Mixed. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Apr 01; 36(4):723-732. PMID: 28373339; DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2016.0877;
  10. Singhal A, Borrelli B. Dental Disparities and Psychological Distress Among Mobility-Impaired Adults. Am J Prev Med. 2017 May; 52(5):645-652.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27989449; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.10.025;
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