Cutler Institute

Deborah Thayer

Research Associate II, Population Health and Health Policy Program

Office Location

437 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus




Deb Thayer has many years of experience with analytic file construction and statistical analysis of claims, surveys, and other health-related data. She has worked with large healthcare claims data including Multi-Payer Claims Database and national emergency department data (NEDS). She has completed complex statistical analyses using bivariate and multivariate techniques for several projects, including an epidemiological study of Maine Medicaid members with complex medical and behavioral health co-morbidities and an evaluation of state health reform efforts in Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont using claims data to compare three state-subsidized insurance plan models. She was Project Director for the evaluation of the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Pilot, and was also a member of the Maine Health home evaluation team.

Areas of Expertise

Statistical analysis, analytic file construction, SAS, Stata, MaineCare administrative data analytics, All-payer claims data analytics, and complex survey data analytics



 Please review Deborah Thayer's publications on Digital Commons.


  • University of Maine, BS Child Development/Psychology 1977
  • University of Southern Maine, MBA 1992