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Pilar Ingle

Postdoctoral Researcher, KIHA

What I do

Pilar Ingle, PhD, MSW (she/her) is a postdoctoral researcher with the Paul Freeman Financial Security Program at the University of Denver Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging. With a background in social work and over 7 years experience working in healthcare research, her research interests are focused on systemic and structural drivers of inequity at the intersections of poverty, aging, and healthcare. She received a BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado and her MSW from the University of Michigan, where she was an Integrated Health Scholar. She received her PhD from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, where she focused her dissertation work on social service and healthcare provider perspectives on palliative and end-of-life needs for unhoused adults in Colorado. Dr. Ingle also teaches MSW courses in policy, theory, and grief and loss at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work.

Featured Publications

Journal Publications:

  • Ingle, M.P., Check, D., Slack, D.H., Cross, S.H., Ernecoff, N.C., Matlock, D.D., & Kavalieratos, D. (2021). Use of theoretical frameworks in the development and testing of palliative care interventions. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 63(3): e271-e280.
  • Ingle, M.P., Carroll, A.M., Matlock, D.D., Gama, K.D., Valle, J.A., Allen, L.A. & Knoepke, C.E. (2021). Decision support needs for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 1-15.
  • Ingle, M.P., Valdovinos, C., Ford, K.L., Zhou, S., Bull, S., Gornail S., Zhang, X., Moore, S.L., & Portz, J.D. (2021). Patient portals to support palliative and end-of-life care: A scoping review. Journal of Medical Internet Research 23(9): e28797.
  • Ingle, M.P., Lammons, W., Guigli, R., Kini, V., Matlock, D.D., Brereton, E., & Scherer, L.D. (2021). Patient perspectives on the benefits and risks of percutaneous coronary interventions: A qualitative study. Patient Preference and Adherence 15: 721-728.
  • Tate, C.E., Venechuk, G., Pierce, K., Khazanie, P., Ingle, M.P., Morris, M., Allen, L.A. & Matlock, D.D. (2021). Development of a decision aid for patients and families considering hospice. Journal of Palliative Medicine 24(4): 505-513.
  • Knoepke, C.E., Ingle, M.P., Matlock, D.D., Brownson, R.C. & Glasgow, R.E. (2019). Dissemination and stakeholder engagement practices among dissemination & implementation scientists: results from an online survey. PLoS One 14(11): e0216971.


  • Ingle, M.P. (2023, October). The critical need for palliative and end-of-life care for the unhoused. [Invited blog post]. Elevated Denver. https://elevateddenver.co/hospicefortheunhoused/
  • Morrison, L., Flood, J., & Nagy, M. (Producers). (2023, October 11). Dignity in Death (Episode 12) [Audio podcast episode]. In Elevated Denver. https://elevateddenver.co/podcast/
  • Ingle, M.P. (2021, April). Culture of death avoidance no longer an option in the wake of COVID-19 [Commentary]. Colorado Newsline. https://coloradonewsline.com/2021/04/22/culture-of-death-avoidance-no-longer-an-option-in-the-wake-of-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR1PF_PA-_LIP_rh_rv_ap9qGE75rVgfMikY_HabggIuxcu2J_53I7Qj62k.