Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Maine Rural Health Research Center 2012

9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013
David Hartley
Principal Investigator: 
David Hartley
Erika Ziller
Research Staff: 
Andrew Coburn
Anush Hansen
David Hartley
David Lambert
Donna Reed
Erika Ziller
Jennifer Dunbar Lenardson, M.H.S.
John Gale
Karen Pearson M.L.I.S., M.A.
Zachariah Croll

Established in 1992, the mission of the Maine Rural Health Research Center is to inform health care policy making and the delivery of rural health services through high quality, policy-relevant research, policy analysis and technical assistance on rural health issues of regional and national significance. The Center's core funding is provided by the federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Project URL:
Start Date: 
Sat, 2012-09-01
End Date: 
Sat, 2013-08-31
Legacy Muskie ID: 
8 071

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Hartley Retires as Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center

David Hartley, PhD

David Hartley, PhD, the Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHRC) and a Research Professor of Public Health has announced that he will be retiring from the University of Southern Maine August 31st, 2014. David came to the University in 1994 and has directed the MRHRC since 2004. Andy Coburn, PhD, Research Professor of Public Health, will take over as the new MRHRC Director. Erika Ziller, PhD continues in her role as Deputy Director. David has had a distinguished career in rural health and rural health research, and has made lasting contributions to the field with his work on rural behavioral health, rural disparities and health, and rural active living.

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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