Cutler Institute


Telehealth Brings Reproductive Health Care to Rural Maine Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Kate Ahrens has co-authored an article describing an innovative pilot program in Maine aimed to increase reproductive health access for women with opioid use disorder via telehealth.

CBER awarded EDA Cares Act Grant to support response to COVID-19

In July, the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) was awarded a $300,000 two-year grant by the U.S. Economic Development Administration to support economic response and recovery efforts in Maine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New study examines telebehavioral health and Medicaid policies

Maine Rural Heath Research Center published an article on Medicaid telehealth policies and telebehavioral health.

Maine Rural Health Research Center funded for another four years

Congratulations to Maine Rural Health Research Center for being awarded one of seven federally-funded grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Portrait of Firooza Pavri

Muskie School and UM Graduate and Professional Center hosting free COVID-19 webinar series

The defining issue of 2020, COVID-19, is becoming a fall class. Following up a popular summertime webinar, USM’s Muskie School of Public Service and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center are offering a semester-long webinar series on the Covid-19 pandemic that weaves together perspectives from public health, policy, law, and business.

John Gale Awarded the 2020 Calico Leadership Award

Congratulations to John Gale for winning the Calico Leadership Award!

USM economist interviewed by CBS News on financial impact of Maine’s canceled fairs and festivals

Ryan Wallace was recently interviewed about the economic impact of fairs and festivals in Maine by CBS news.

New report from USM’s Cutler Institute highlights challenges for system-involved older youth

Androscoggin County could be helped dramatically with investment in system-involved youth, young people facing a variety of challenges — including homelessness, foster care, justice and mental health issues — according to a new study from the University of Southern Maine’s Cutler Institute. The 42-page report, “Assessing Community Assets and Opportunities – A Case Study of Asset Mapping in Androscoggin County,” calls on state, agency and community leaders to work together to leverage community assets and strengthen the continuum of care in the county. The report, the third in the Place Matters series, was authored by Mara Sanchez, Erica King, and Starsha Schiller of the Justice Policy Program within USM’s Cutler Institute.

2020 Virtual Graduation for Maine’s Youth in Foster Care

Congratulations class of 2020!

Tourism & Hospitality Professor Tracy Michaud Co-Publishes Textbook

Tracy Michaud, Professor within the Tourism & Hospitality program at USM, recently co-published the textbook titled, Experiencing Archaeology.