Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Prashant Mittal

Practice Faculty, Public Health; Statistician/Research Analyst II
Prashant Mittal


410 Wishcamper Center

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 228-8145

Education: University of Delhi, BSc Mathematics, 1996; University of Delhi, MSc Mathematics, 1998; University of Southern Maine, MS Statistics, 2000

Areas of Expertise: statistics, data analysis, SAS, SPSS.

Research Interests: behavioral risk factors for diabetes and asthma.

Recent Publications

Joly BM, Booth M, Mittal P, Zhang Y. Using the QI Maturity Tool to Classify Agencies Along a Continuum. Front Public Health Serv Syst Res. March 28 2013;2(3):Article 2.

Joly BM, Pukstas-Bernard K, Elbaum-Williamson M, Mittal P. Promoting Early Detection of Psychosis: The Role of Community Outreach. J Public Mental Health. 2012;11(4):195-208.

Joly BM, Booth M, Shaler G, Mittal P. Assessing Quality Improvement in Local Health Departments: Results from the Multi-State Learning Collaborative. J Public Health Manag Pract. Jan-Feb 2012;18(1):79-86.

Joly BM, Booth M, Mittal P, Shaler G. Measuring Quality Improvement in Public Health: The Development and Psychometric Testing of a QI Maturity Tool. Eval Health Prof. Jun 2012;35(2):119-147.

Woodworth B, Steen-Adams M, Mittal P. Role of an Environmental Studies Course on the Formation of Environmental Worldviews: A Case Study of a Core Curriculum Requirement Using the Nep Scale. J Environ Stud Sci. 2011(online):1-12.

Joly BM, Shaler G, Booth M, Conway A, Mittal P. Evaluating the Multi-State Learning Collaborative. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2010;16(1):61-66.

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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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