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)
Dr. Ziller is committed to policy-informed research aimed at reducing health disparities for vulnerable populations, particularly rural residents. She has directed numerous studies on rural health access, coverage, and health reform, including a recent analysis of the rural implications of the ACA Medicaid Expansion. In 2011, Dr. Ziller received the Louis Gorin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rural Health Care from the National Rural Health Association in recognition of her contributions to rural health policy. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Rural Health.