Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

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Population Health and Health Policy

The Population Health and Health Policy program at the Cutler Institute conducts policy-driven research, evaluation, policy analysis and technical assistance focusing on the public health system and the delivery of health care services.

Research focus areas include:

  • Public Health Systems & Practice
  • Health Services Access, Quality, & Financing
  • Rural Health

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News & Events

Several research staff in the Maine Rural Health Research Center presented findings from their research at the 37th Annual National Rural Health Association conference held in Las Vegas, April 22-25, 2014.
Three students in the Muskie School’s Master of Public Health program have been chosen to provide health education services for the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program of the Maine Center for Disease Control.
Health Policy and Politics 5th edition book cover
Children's Health Policy: Promising Starts, Disappointing Outcomes, co-authored by Beth Kilbreth, PhD (Muskie School faculty, retired) and Erika Ziller, PhD (Deputy Director, Maine Rural Health Research Center), explores the many federal and state programs addressing the health concerns of children. This chapter is part of a collection of writings on the factors that shape the US healthcare system and policy, published in the 5th edition of Health Politics and Policy, a widely used text in university courses on health policy.
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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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