Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Judith Tupper

Practice Faculty, Public Health; Managing Director, Population Health and Heath Policy
Judith Tupper

Office

403 Wishcamper Center

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 228-8407

Education: University of Maine at Orono, BS Health and Family Life Education, 1978; University of Maine at Orono, MS Human Development, 1981; A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO, DHEd, 2013.

Areas of Expertise: Certified Health Education Specialist; patient education; clinical quality improvement; patient safety.

Judy Tupper is the Managing Director of Population Health and Health Policy Program at the Cutler Institute, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine.  Her current research portfolio includes patient safety, rural healthcare, medication management, patient education, healthcare provider education, health literacy, quality improvement, and chronic illness and disability.  Her roles in these applied research and demonstration projects include the roles of principal investigator, project director, and consultant.  She also provided leadership and technical assistance to the Maine Critical Access Hospital Patient Safety Collaborative.  A Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Judy has field experience in a variety of clinical and administrative health care settings.  She earned the designation, Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), in 2012.

Research Interests

Patient safety, quality, medication management, health literacy, home health, chronic illness care management, hospice.

Recent Publications

Tupper JB, Pearson KB, Meinersmann KM, Dvorak J. Little Shop of Errors: An Innovative Simulation Patient Safety Workshop for Community Health Care Professionals. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2013;44(6):274-277.

Klingner J, Moscovice I, Tupper J, Coburn A, Wakefield M.  Implementing Patient Safety Initiatives in Rural Hospitals. J Rural Health. 2009; 25(4):352-357.

Tupper J, Coburn A, Loux S, et al. Strategies for improving patient safety in small rural hospitals. In: Henriksen K, Battles JB, Keyes MA, et al., Editors. Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches. Vol. 2. Culture and Redesign. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2008:303-313.

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David Hartley, PhD

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A celebration will be scheduled in early fall to honor David and his many contributions to the field and the University.

 

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