Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Maine Rural Health Research Center, Population Health and Health Policy

Zachariah Croll

Research Assistant II

Office

432C Wishcamper Center

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 228-8247

Education: University of Southern Maine, B.A. Sociology, 2010

Research Interests: Rural health policy; population health; access to health services for vulnerable populations; patient safety and quality of care; health care financing; Medicare and Medicaid policy

Zachariah Croll is a Research Assistant II at the Maine Rural Health Research Center, aiding in all phases of the research process from project design to data collection and analysis. Zach completed his B.A. in Sociology at the University of Southern Maine, where coursework fostered his interest in the social determinants of health and illness as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods. His recent work has focused on a range of health policy topics including rural long term services and supports; rural health clinic practice transformation; the experience of care and health status of children enrolled in MaineCare; hospital patient safety and quality improvement; rural telepsychiatry; the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, and implementation of the Affordable Care Act in rural areas. Prior to joining the Muskie School, Zach was a policy analyst at RTI International where he examined the consistency of payment incentives, resource usage and outcomes for populations treated in acute and various post-acute care settings. 

Profile of Rural Residential Care Facilities Chartbook

Profile of Rural Residential Care Chartbook Cover

Using data from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, this chartbook from the Maine Rural Health Research Center presents information on a slice of the rural LTSS continuum—the rural residential care facility (RCF).  Survey results identify important national and regional differences between rural and urban RCFs, focusing on the facility, resident and service characteristics of RCFs and their ability to meet the LTSS needs of residents.

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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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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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