Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Deborah Thayer

Research Associate II
Deborah Thayer


404C Wishcamper Center

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 228-8587

Education: University of Maine, BS, 1977; University of Southern Maine, MBA, 1992


Areas of Expertise: Statistical analysis including bivariate and multivariate techniques; analytic file construction for research projects; working with and linking large datasets.

Research Interests: Quality of health care; health behaviors; costs of health care.

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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