Education: University of Southern Maine, BA Social Work, 1994; University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, MS Health Policy, 1998; Ph.D, 2012.
Areas of Expertise: health insurance coverage, the uninsured, children's health, rural health.
Research Interests: policy options for covering the uninsured, dynamics of health insurance coverage, individual health insurance, access to health care services for vulnerable populations (low-income individuals, children, rural residents).
Talbot, J.A., Coburn, A., Croll, Z., & Ziller, E. (2013). Rural Considerations in Establishing Network Adequacy Standards for Qualified Health Plans in State and Regional Health Insurance Exchanges. Journal of Rural Health, 29(3), 327-335.
Ziller, E.C., Lenardson, J.D., & Coburn, A.F. (2012). Health care access and use among the rural uninsured. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23(3), 1327-1345.
Thomas, J.W., Ziller, E.C., & Thayer, D. (2010). Low costs of defensive medicine, small savings from tort reform. Health Affairs, 29(9), 1578-1584.
Ziller, E.C., Anderson, N.J., & Coburn, A.F. (2010). Access to rural mental health services: Service use and out-of-pocket costs. Journal of Rural Health, 26(3), 214-24.
Yousefian, A., Ziller, E., Swartz, J., & Hartley, D. (2009). Active living for rural youth: Addressing physical inactivity in rural communities. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: Special Issue on Rural Public Health, 15(3), 223-231.
Ziller, E.C., Coburn, A.F., Anderson, N.J., & Loux, S.L. (2008). Uninsured rural families. Journal of Rural Health, 24(1), 1-11.
Hartley, D., Ziller, E., Loux, S., Gale, J., Lambert, D., & Yousefian, A.E. (2007). Use of Critical Access Hospital emergency rooms by patients with mental health symptoms. Journal of Rural Health, 23(2), 108-115.
Ziller, E.C., Coburn, A.F., & Yousefian, A.E. (2006). Out-of-pocket health spending and the rural underinsured. Health Affairs, 25(6), 1688-1699.
Ziller, E.C., Coburn, A.F., McBride, T.D., & Andrews, C. (2004). Patterns of individual health insurance coverage, 1996-2000. Health Affairs, 23(6), 210-221.
Coburn, A.F., McBride, T.D., & Ziller, E.C. (2002). Patterns of health insurance coverage among rural and urban children. Medical Care Research and Review, 59(3), 272-292.