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 Titlesort descending Type
2009 Analysis of 2006 Maine Emergency Department Use Report
2006 Data Integration and Storage: Managing and Using Home and Community-Based Services for Quality Improvement Report
2005 Discovery Methods for Remediation and Quality Improvement in Home and Community Based Services Report
2004 Evolving Supports for Workers with Disabilities: The MaineCare Workers with Disabilities Option (Presentation) 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
2013 Improving Health Outcomes for Children (IHOC) First STEPS Phase I Initiative: Improving Immunizations for Children and Adolescents Report
2007 Improving Medication Management: A Review of the Evidence Report
2012 Landscape of Patient Safety Activities in Maine Report
2011 Maine Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Pilot: Implementation Evaluation Report
2003 MaineCare and Other Supports for Workers with Disabilities: A Summary Report of Focus Group Findings Report
2004 MaineCare Personal Assistance Services in the Workplace Report
2004 MaineCare Personal Assistance Services in the Workplace Report Report
2003 MaineCare Services for Workers with Disabilities: Chartbook Report
2014 MaineCare Stage A Health Homes Year 1 Report: Implementation Findings and Baseline Analysis 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 Quality Indicators for Home and Community-Based Services in Maine Report
2005 Results of the Maine Experience Survey: Adults with Physical Disabilites Consumer Directed Waiver Report
2006 Working Together: Maine's Strategic Plan to Maximize Employment for People with Disabilities Report

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Hartley Retires as Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center

David Hartley, PhD

David Hartley, PhD, the Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHRC) and a Research Professor of Public Health has announced that he will be retiring from the University of Southern Maine August 31st, 2014. David came to the University in 1994 and has directed the MRHRC since 2004. Andy Coburn, PhD, Research Professor of Public Health, will take over as the new MRHRC Director. Erika Ziller, PhD continues in her role as Deputy Director. David has had a distinguished career in rural health and rural health research, and has made lasting contributions to the field with his work on rural behavioral health, rural disparities and health, and rural active living.

A celebration will be scheduled in early fall to honor David and his many contributions to the field and the University.


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