Cutler Institute


The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Investigations of Elder Abuse

Kimberly Snow, in the Disability and Aging program area at the Cutler Institute, was awarded a contract for $60,802 from the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMHS) to investigate the impact of the opioid crisis on investigations of elder abuse.

Cutler Institute Staff Supporting Child Welfare Practice with Maine Families

The Cutler Institute and the Maine Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) will work together under a new cooperative agreement to strengthen Maine’s child welfare program and services.

Rachel Gallo Presents at the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting

In November 2019, Rachel Gallo, MPH, Cutler Institute Research Associate, gave two presentations at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia.

New Report on Social Determinants of Health in Maine

USM Associate Professor, Erika Lichter and Cutler Institute researchers, Alison Green-Parsons, Caitlin Pizzonia, and Finn Teach contributed to a new Maine Center’s for Disease Control report that illustrates how factors such as poverty, unemployment, education, housing, violence, discrimination, and unhealthy and unsafe physical environments affect health.

Fleur Hopper Presents at the American Evaluation Association's Annual Conference

Fleur Hopper, MSW, MPH of the Cutler Institute presented at the American Evaluation Association's 2019 annual conference in Minneapolis, MN.

Chronic Disease Epidemiology Group at the 2019 Northeast Epidemiology Conference

The USM Chronic Disease Epidemiology group recently assisted in the planning of and attended the 2019 Northeast Epidemiology Conference held at the Westin Hotel in Portland November 13-15, 2019.
Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Photo

Maine Sexual Assault Kit Study receives national award, impacts state policy, and points toward further opportunities for system improvement

The University of Southern Maine's Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy on behalf of the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault has received the Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award from the Justice Research and Statistics Association.

GIS Mapping to Address Chronic Disease in Maine

Muskie researchers recently published two articles in Preventing Chronic Disease highlighting the usefulness and importance of GIS mapping to address chronic disease in Maine.

Maine North Atlantic Institute's New Website

The Maine Economic Improvement Fund at USM (MEIF @ USM) is proud to introduce the Maine North Atlantic Institute's (MNAI) new website.

Rural Tobacco Issues Webinar Presented by Cutler Researchers, Jean Talbot and Erika Ziller

Erika Ziller, Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHRC) and Jean Talbot, Research Associate at the MRHRC each gave presentations for the CDC Office of Smoking and Health's National Tobacco Control Program Technical Assistance webinar.