College of Health and Human Services

health education

Shipra Singh

Shipra Singh, MBBS, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Population Health

Director, Health Equity Research Center (HERC)
Affiliated Faculty, School for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (IPE)

Office: HH 1016
Phone: 419.530.2765
Fax: 419.530.4759
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Dr. Shipra Singh is an Professor and the Program Director for the Health Education doctoral program at the School of Population Health. She is the Director of the Health Equity Research Center (HERC) at the College of Health and Human Services. She is also a key faculty at the School for the Advancement for Interprofessional Education (IPE) at the University of Toledo. Dr. Singh holds an MPH and PhD in Public Health from University of Michigan, and completed her medical school in India and Medical Externship at S.I.U. School of Medicine, Illinois. 

The primary focus of Dr. Singh’s work is at the intersection of medicine and public health, with an emphasis on social determinants of health, health disparities and interprofessional education. Her work has been consistently externally funded and published in peer reviewed journals. Her current research focuses on examining the impact of social determinants of health (SDOH) on adverse health outcomes and healthcare-based disparities among vulnerable populations. Specifically, her research examines the system-level factors in healthcare that contribute to health disparities with special attention to developing strategies to improve access and utilization of health services and improving patient-centered value-based care by enhancing continued cross-cultural training for health professionals.  

Professional Services:

  • South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA) (2015-Present) 
  • American Public Health Association (APHA), Member (2010- Present)
  • Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA), Member (2014-2016)

Courses Taught:

  • PUBH 6080 / HEAL 8080: Social Determinants of Health 
  • PUBH 6720 / HEAL 8720: Issues in Minority Health 
  • PUBH 6800 / HEAL 8800: Evaluation of Health Programs 
  • PUBH 6900: Interprofessional Education for Public Health 
  • PUBH 5930: Interprofessional Patient Education approach for Patient Care 
  • HEAL 4500 / WGST 4810: Women’s Health Care
  • HEAL 3600: Prevention and Control of Disease 
  • HEAL 3000: Global Health 
  • HEAL 2600: Mental Health 
Last Updated: 5/7/24