Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Arif Ahmed

Arif Ahmed, B.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Associate Professor of Health Administration

305D Bloch School



Areas of expertise: Health policy, health services research, survey research, health workforce planning

Arif Ahmed is associate professor of health administration at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the UMKC School of Dentistry. Ahmed received his Ph.D. and M.S.P.H. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.D.S. degree from the University of Dhaka.

Dr. Ahmed’s primary research interest is in non-monetary determinants of access and utilization of health care. His current research agenda focuses on cost, quality and outcome characteristics of alternative health care delivery models and the policy implications of distribution and patterns of dental diseases and care needs.

His research has appeared in preeminent medical and public health journals, including Annals of Family Medicine, Public Health Reports, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Medical Decision Making and Nursing Research, and he has made numerous research presentations at national and international academic conferences. He routinely provides expert commentary on health policy issues to the print and electronic media.


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