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, MPH, 2002; University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Certificate of Applied Research and Evaluation Methods, 2010.

Ms. Gray has provided quantitative and qualitative analysis in her work on program evaluation and research projects related to improving care for the poor and underserved, and the evaluation of Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ CHIPRA quality demonstration grant awarded by CMS to Maine and Vermont to improve health outcomes for children (IHOC). In addition, she has worked on projects related to primary care, patient safety in hospital and community settings, transitions of care, medication management, and emergency department use. Her role on these projects has included analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, coordination and monitoring of data collection, and project management.


Date Title Typesort descending
2015 Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings Journal Article
2003 MaineCare and Other Supports for Workers with Disabilities: A Summary Report of Focus Group Findings Report
2007 Improving Medication Management: A Review of the Evidence Report
2004 Evolving Supports for Workers with Disabilities: The MaineCare Workers with Disabilities Option (Presentation) Report
2006 Medicare Part D Survey of MaineCare Workers with Disabilities Dual Eligibles: Experience Before and During Transition : March 2006 Telephone Survey Report
2004 Personal Assistance Services for Workers with Disabilities: Case Studies Report
2006 Working Together: Maine's Strategic Plan to Maximize Employment for People with Disabilities Report
2003 MaineCare Services for Workers with Disabilities: Chartbook Report
2004 MaineCare Personal Assistance Services in the Workplace Report
2005 Discovery Methods for Remediation and Quality Improvement in Home and Community Based Services Report
2006 Quality Indicators for Home and Community-Based Services in Maine Report
2004 MaineCare Personal Assistance Services in the Workplace Report Report
2005 Results of the Maine Experience Survey: Adults with Physical Disabilites Consumer Directed Waiver Report
2006 Data Integration and Storage: Managing and Using Home and Community-Based Services for Quality Improvement Report
2009 Analysis of 2006 Maine Emergency Department Use Report
2011 Maine Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Pilot: Implementation Evaluation 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
2013 First Steps Phase II Initiative: Improving Developmental, Autism, and Lead Screening for Children Report
2012 Landscape of Patient Safety Activities in Maine Report
2014 MaineCare Stage A Health Homes Year 1 Report: Implementation Findings and Baseline Analysis Report
2015 First Steps Phase III Initiative: Improving Oral Health and Healthy Weight in Children Report
2014 MaineCare Health Homes Enrollment in the First Year of Implementation Research and Policy Brief
2014 Early Lessons Learned in Implementing MaineCare Health Homes Research and Policy Brief

Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award

Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!


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