Peter Damiano's positions at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center include Director and Distinguished Research Fellow in Residence and Director, Health Policy Research Program as well as Bernstein Professor, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry. He is a health services researcher studying access to and quality of primary care services, including dental care. He is conducting funded studies in the areas of health care reform, health insurance coverage, health disparities and health care for underserved populations. He is the author of more than 200 journal articles and research monographs and has been principal investigator on more than 75 funded research studies. Through the Public Policy Center he regularly shares research findings with policymakers and the public through talks and symposia to help them understand the nuances of challenging policy issues.