Daniel Gentry

Clinical Professor, MHA Program Director

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Dan Gentry, PhD, MHA, is Clinical Professor of Health Management and Policy and Director of the University of Iowa MHA Program. Dr. Gentry joined the Department of Health Management and Policy in 2016. Prior to that, he served on the faculty and in leadership positions at Saint Louis University, Rush University in Chicago, and the University of Memphis. In addition to his leadership of the MHA program and his own teaching and research, Dr. Gentry spends part of his time working with senior leadership at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on accountable care, the patient experience, and transitions of care initiatives. Dr. Gentry has served on the boards of AUPHA and CAHME, where he served as Chair of the CAHME Board for 2013-14 and Chair of the CAHME CEO Search Committee in 2016. He teaches courses in professional development, human resources management in healthcare, MHA internship, and leadership of healthcare organizations. His research interests include quality improvement; the patient experience; accountable care; transitions of care; and policy, prevention and care for tobacco, childhood obesity, and HIV/STDs.


  • MHA, Medical University of South Carolina, 1990
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1996​