Peter Shin

Peter Shin

Peter Shin

M.P.H., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Research Director at Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health

Full-time Faculty

School: Milken Institute School of Public Health

Department: Health Policy and Management


Email: Peter Shin
Office Phone: 202-994-4144
2175 K Street 2175 K Street, NW #5098 Washington DC 20052

Peter Shin, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Director of the Geiger Gibson Program (GGP) in Community Health Policy, RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Director, and a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) at the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health. Dr. Shin is one of HPM's most experienced policy and health services researchers, with expertise in qualitative and quantitative analyses, and has focused on the health care safety net for over two decades. He has authored over a hundred reports on safety net financing and economic impacts, workforce, quality of care, reproductive health/family planning, social determinants, health information technology/telehealth and access to care for Medicaid enrollees, migrants and seasonal farmworkers and their families, rural residents, persons with physical disabilities and behavioral challenges, low-income children, minority populations, and military families. Dr. Shin is also an experienced administrator, overseeing the entire suite of research undertaken in the Geiger Gibson program, which includes millions in funding from a variety of foundations, including the RCHN Community Health Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, the Kaiser Family Foundation, St. Luke's Health Initiatives, the United Health Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as well as other public and private sponsors.

Most notably, Dr. Shin has extensive experience in directing and executing federally research grants for the NIH, VA, HRSA, BPHC, AHRQ, ASPE, and SAMHSA on immediate and emerging issues that require quick turnaround reports, briefs, and analyses. Dr. Shin is the Project Director or a Principal Investigator for many DHP task orders under HRSA and the PSC.

Dr. Shin has designed and led a number of courses, including courses on advanced policy analysis, welfare reform, research methods on underservice, and policy and management, and currently directs and teaches the MPH@GW fundamentals of health policy course (6012). 


  • Community Health
  • Community Health Centers
  • Health Care Financing
  • Health Care Safety Net
  • Health Quality


  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Oberlin College, 1991
  • Master of Public Heath in Epidemiology, The George Washington University, 1993
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy, The George Washington University, 2002 


  • PubH 6099-Welfare and Health Policy
  • PubH 6099 Policy Research Methods on the Medically Underserved
  • PubH 6008: Management Approaches to Public Health, Capstone course
  • PubH 6006: Public Health Policy and Management
  • PubH 6012: Fundamentals of Health Policy


Dr. Shin has served on number of departmental, school, and university committees.  He currently serves on the HMP Research and Faculty Affairs committees.  Dr. Shin provides expertise to local, national, and international organizations and agencies.


·  Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy