Dr. Reynolds is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry and the Public Policy Center. She has experience working on research projects related to oral health policy, health services, and dental workforce, and she conducted a study in a small community in central Mexico. Dr. Reynolds has also worked as a public health dentist since 2011.
Dr. Reynolds is a co-instructor for (165:126:003) International Perspectives: Xicotepec, dental section. She also is a small group facilitator for Experiential Learning for first-year dental students and supervises third-year dental students on an outreach project in northeast Iowa.
Dr. Reynolds practices in the Geriatric and Special Needs Clinic at the College of Dentistry.
Through the UI Public Policy Center (PPC), Dr. Reynolds is part of a research team working on a DentaQuest-funded project to develop an evidence-based dental home concept. Also through the PPC, she is working as part of a HRSA-funded project to create a monitoring system for dental hygienists in Iowa.
Previous research has included a DentaQuest-funded project to assess the capacity for the state's oral health safety net, and to identify opportunities for expansion in the context of health care reform.
In 2013, Dr. Reynolds received a UI Stanley Graduate Research Award for International Research to examine parent-perceived and dentist-perceived barriers to optimal oral health for children in a rural Mexican community.
McKernan SC, Reynolds JC, Kuthy RA, Damiano PC. Results of the 2013 Survey of Iowa Dentists: Participation in the Title 19 program and other practice characteristics. IA Dent J 2014;100(3):17-24.
McKernan SC, Reynolds JC, Singhal A, Kuthy RA, Damiano PC. Access to dental care and the oral health safety net: impact of the ACA and health system change on the Iowa safety net. University of Iowa, Public Policy Center.
Dr. Reynolds is a member of the American Public Health Association, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association, and Academy Health.