Jean Talbot PhD, MPH
Education: MA, Psychology, Mount Holyoke College, S. Hadley, MA; PhD, Clinical Psychology, Clark University, Worcester, MA; Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY; MPH, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine.
A clinical psychologist by training, I focused in over ten years of practice on providing behavioral health interventions in inpatient facilities, community mental health agencies, university medical centers, and primary care. My encounters with vulnerable populations in these settings convinced me of the need for addressing health care disparities, improving service delivery, and understanding the impact of population-level risk factors on physical and behavioral health. In response to these insights, I became committed to a career in behavioral health policy analysis and services research.
My portfolio of research with the Maine Rural Health Research Center at the University of Southern Maine includes Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the health status of rural residents; behavioral health disorders and service use in rural areas; evaluation of the Mental Health First Aid intervention for rural areas; the role of CO-OP insurance plans in rural areas; and rural demography and aging.
Please visit the Maine Rural Health Research Center to view or download additional Working Papers and Research & Policy Briefs authored by Jean Talbot.
|2013||Survey of Children Served by MaineCare||Report|
|2013||Rural Considerations in Establishing Network Adequacy Standards for Qualified Health Plans in State and Regional Health Insurance Exchanges||Journal Article|
|2016||Mental Health First Aid in Rural Communities||Journal Article|
|2014||Implications of Rurality and Psychiatric Status for Diabetic Preventive Care Use among Adults with Diabetes||Research and Policy Brief|
|2011||CO-OP Health Plans: Can They Help Fix Rural America's Health Insurance Markets?||Research and Policy Brief|
|2016||Adverse Childhood Experiences in Rural and Urban Contexts||Research and Policy Brief|