Education: MA, Psychology, Mount Holyoke College, S. Hadley, MA; PhD, Clinical Psychology, Clark University, Worcester, MA; Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY; MPH, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine.
A clinical psychologist by training, I focused in over ten years of practice on providing behavioral health interventions in inpatient facilities, community mental health agencies, university medical centers, and primary care. My encounters with vulnerable populations in these settings convinced me of the need for addressing health care disparities, improving service delivery, and understanding the impact of population-level risk factors on physical and behavioral health. In response to these insights, I became committed to a career in behavioral health policy analysis and services research.
My current portfolio of research with the Maine Rural Health Research Center at the University of Southern Maine includes Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the health status of rural residents; behavioral health disorders and service use in rural areas; evaluation of the Mental Health First Aid intervention for rural areas; and the role of CO-OP insurance plans in rural areas.
Please visit the Maine Rural Health Research Center to view or download additional Working Papers and Research & Policy Briefs authored by Jean Talbot.