Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Andrew Coburn

Research Professor and Director: Maine Rural Health Research Center

Office Location

418 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus




As the founding director of the School’s health policy and public health programs, Andy has had a long-standing commitment to the application of health services research in policy, managerial, and clinical decision making. His research and publications focus on issues related to health financing and delivery system reform, insurance and health access, rural health, and Medicaid policy. He directs the Maine Rural Health Research Center, one of seven national centers funded by the federal Office of Rural Health Policy (HRSA). He is also the Co-Principal Investigator of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Monitoring Team Project in which he and his colleagues at the Universities of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Minnesota are assisting states and Critical Access Hospitals around the country improve their financial, quality, and population health capacity and performance. He served on the Institute of Medicine’s, Committee on the Future of Rural Health Care and in 2008-2009, was a Visiting Faculty member at the Maine Medical Center’s, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation in Portland, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto.

Areas of Expertise

Health services research

Policy analysis

Rural health

Project management

Grant writing and grants management


  Please review Andrew Coburn's publications on Digital Commons.


 AB Brown University

Ed.M Harvard University

Ph.D Brandeis University