Master of Public Health (MPH) Advisory Committee

The MPH Advisory Committee provides diverse perspectives, advice, and input to the Graduate Program in Public Health on its direction, priorities, and opportunities, and its membership represents a variety of sectors, including governmental public health agencies (state, district, local), health service organizations, professional associations, and alumni.

Committee Members

Monica Alborg, MD
Student Representative

Kolawole Bankole, MD, MS
Access Project Director, Minority Health Program
City of Portland, Health and Human Services

Jerry Cayer, MPH
Executive Vice President, Franklin Community Health Network
Franklin Memorial Hospital

Barbara Crowley, MD
Executive Vice President
MaineGeneral Health

Anthony Forgione
Seventy-Five State Street

Margaret (Peggy) Haynes
Director, Elder Care Services/Partnership for Healthy Aging

Laurie Kane-Lewis, CMPE
Chief Executive Officer
DFD Russell Medical Centers

Becca Matusovich
Cumberland Public Health Liaison, Local Public Health District 2
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Tony Marple, MBA

Dan McCormack
President, Chief Executive Officer
Intermed, P.A.

Julie Osgood, MS
Senior Director, Operations

Stephen Sears, MD, MPH
State Epidemiologist
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Andrew Smith, SM, ScD
State Toxicologist and Director, Environmental and Occupational Health Programs
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Becky Smith
Government Relations Director
American Heart Association

Julie Sullivan, MPH, MBA
Public Health Director
City of Portland, Health and Human Services

Hugh Tilson, MD, DrPH
Adjunct Faculty
University of North Carolina School of Public Health

Shawn Yardley
City of Bangor, Department of Health and Community Services

New Publications

What's New?

Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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