Steven Rippentrop is a resident physician and student at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. He is a MA candidate in Healthcare Administration in Health Management and Policy. Steven holds his MA from Wartburg Theological Seminary and his MPH and MD from the University of Iowa. He completed an internship, residency, and chief residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. His research interests include community-based participatory research, population-based health interventions, and worker and environmental health. Rippentrop has been developing methods to advance the healthcare delivery system, which will decrease the cost of medicine while increasing its quality.