The Muskie School of Public Service is Maine’s distinguished public policy school, combining an extensive applied research and technical assistance portfolio with rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs in geography-anthropology, community planning and development (CPD), public health (MPH), and public policy and management (PPM). The school is nationally recognized for applying innovative knowledge to critical issues in the fields of sustainable development and health and human service policy and management, and is home to the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy.

News & Events

Kaci Hickox and Barbara Shaw in front of Shaw's Health Law and Ethics class
"The Ebola Fighters" have been named Time Magazine's 2014 "Person of the year," and the students in Barbara Shaw's Health Law and Ethics class got the chance to spend some time with one of the fighters from the front lines --- nurse and Maine resident Kaci Hickox.
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Enjoy the remarks from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and PBS NewsHour political commentator Mark Shields at University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service's centennial celebration of renowned Maine Senator and U.S. Secretary of State Edmund Muskie.
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The state of Maine fell from 16 to 20 in the latest release of America's Health Rankings, matching its lowest point since the rankings began in 1990. Andrew Coburn, Associate Dean of the Muskie School of Public Service and public health professor, discussed the slip with the Portland Press Herald.
January 8, 2015
7:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

Muskie Public Health Graduate Students Present at Maine CDC Conference

MPH graduate student Trevey Davis describing the academic program to a conference attendee at Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conference

The Muskie School of Public Service, Graduate Program in Public Health, and the Maine Public Health Institute exhibited at the Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conference and the concurrent Immunization Annual Conference.  Practice faculty member, Judy Tupper, DHEd, CHES, CPPS and MPH graduate student Trevey Davis spoke with many of the 500 public health professionals attending the conferences.  In addition, Muskie Public Health Education Corps members Carissa Parent, Jacey Keller, and Nikki Busmanis, (MPH graduate students) presented a research poster based on their recent Lyme disease educational intervention pilot in Maine schools.  Dr. Tupper also presented a poster regarding the results of the online training pilot program for Maine EMS personnel on the topic of infection control and prevention.  Educating Fifth Graders on Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases and Prevention Methods" at the Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conference.

NEWS FOR PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT STUDENTS

Graduate Studies Open House

Monday, September 29, 2014
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Abromson Center Second Floor Mezzanine
USM Portland Campus

Program Feature

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The Maine Food Strategy, in conjunction with the Muskie School of Public Service, has released its 2014 Consumer Survey Report, which offers insight on Mainers’ purchasing habits, “Maine” as a brand choice, local food and seafood purchasing budgets, and food self-provisioning.

New Publications

What's New?

"Profile of Rural Residential Care Facilities: A Chartbook" (authors: Jennifer Lenardson, Eileen Griffin, Zach Croll, Erika Ziller, and Andrew Coburn)

"Integrated Care Management in Rural Communities" (authors: Eileen Griffin and Andrew Coburn)

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