Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Erika Ziller

Practice Faculty, Public Health; Senior Research Associate and Deputy Director, Maine Rural Health Research Center
Erika Ziller

Office

409 Wishcamper Center

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-4615

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).

Recent Publications

Most recent first

Kilbreth, E., & Ziller, E. (2014). Children's health policy: Promising starts, disappointing outcomes. In J. A. Morone & D. Ehlke (Eds.), Health politics and policy (5th ed.). Independence, KY: Cengage Learning.

Ziller, E. C. (2014). Access to medical care in rural America. In J. C. Warren & K. B. Smiley (Eds.), Rural public health: Best practices and preventive models (pp. 11-28). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Ziller, E. C. (2014, March 18). Rural implications of ACA Medicaid expansions. State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) webinar. Available at: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=hoyjw9mp1en8

Talbot, J. A., Coburn, A. F., Ziller, E., & Croll, Z. (2013). Rural considerations in establishing network adequacy standards for qualified health plans in state health insurance exchanges. Journal of Rural Health. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12012

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. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2012.0100

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), 214-224.

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.

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.

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