Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Carolyn Gray

Research Associate I
Carolyn Gray


404A Wishcamper Center

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 228-8079

Education: Gordon College, BA, 1998; Boston University, MS Public Health with a concentration in Public Health and Human Services, 2002


Currently, Ms. Gray is providing support to the Medicaid Infrastructure Grant, which is a multi-year research project that is evaluating the MaineCare Workers with Disabilities Option as well as other programs and options that impact people with disabilities. Ms. Grays work has included providing assistance in writing and completing final reports on research activities as well as participating in and facilitating groups with stakeholders. Previous experience includes working with the Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance on quality improvement projects and case management in the home care industry. Ms. Gray has a Masters degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Services from Boston University.


Datesort ascending Title Type
2013 First Steps Phase II Initiative: Improving Developmental, Autism, and Lead Screening for Children Report
2013 Improving Health Outcomes for Children (IHOC) First STEPS Phase I Initiative: Improving Immunizations for Children and Adolescents Report
2013 First Steps Phase I Initiative: Improving Immunizations for Children and Adolescents Report
2012 Landscape of Patient Safety Activities in Maine Report
2011 Maine Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Pilot: Implementation Evaluation Report
2009 Analysis of 2006 Maine Emergency Department Use Report
2007 Improving Medication Management: A Review of the Evidence Report
2006 Medicare Part D Survey of MaineCare Workers with Disabilities Dual Eligibles: Experience Before and During Transition : March 2006 Telephone Survey Report
2006 Data Integration and Storage: Managing and Using Home and Community-Based Services for Quality Improvement Report
2006 Quality Indicators for Home and Community-Based Services in Maine Report
2006 Working Together: Maine's Strategic Plan to Maximize Employment for People with Disabilities Report
2005 Results of the Maine Experience Survey: Adults with Physical Disabilites Consumer Directed Waiver Report
2005 Discovery Methods for Remediation and Quality Improvement in Home and Community Based Services Report
2004 Personal Assistance Services for Workers with Disabilities: Case Studies Report
2004 MaineCare Personal Assistance Services in the Workplace Report Report
2004 MaineCare Personal Assistance Services in the Workplace Report
2004 Evolving Supports for Workers with Disabilities: The MaineCare Workers with Disabilities Option (Presentation) Report
2003 MaineCare and Other Supports for Workers with Disabilities: A Summary Report of Focus Group Findings Report
2003 MaineCare Services for Workers with Disabilities: Chartbook Report

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Dr. Ziller to speak on Rural Implementation and Impact of Medicaid Expansions

The impact of the ACA Medicaid expansion on health care coverage and access in rural areas is largely unknown and will depend on the different state policy contexts in which the expansions are implemented and on existing system capacity. Understanding how many rural residents are likely to become newly eligible for Medicaid under the ACA, as well as their characteristics and health status, will provide important information to aid policymakers in structuring outreach and enrollment strategies and ensuring that the healthcare infrastructure and delivery systems in rural areas can address the needs of these individuals.

On March 18th, Dr. Ziller, Deputy Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center at the University of Southern Maine, will present via a SHARE webinar, nationally representative information identifying rural-urban differences among low-income non-elderly adults (18 to 65) in the following areas:

  • Medicaid eligibility, pre-ACA
  • Medicaid participation, pre-ACA
  • New Medicaid eligibility in 2014

Dr. Ziller will also analyze the characteristics associated with any rural-urban differences in the above areas. Characteristics to be considered include age, gender, employment, education, income, Census region, health status, current relationship to primary care provider, primary care supply, and FQHC availability.

This webinar is based on Dr. Ziller's research under a State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) grant to inform federal and state implementation of the ACA Medicaid expansion by estimating the size and characteristics of the rural population likely to be newly eligible.
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