Cutler Institute


Karen Pearson and George Shaler

Karen Pearson and George Shaler awarded for paramedicine research

USM’s Karen Pearson and George Shaler have been honored by the Journal for Health and Human Service Administration for their research on paramedicine in Maine.

Two USM-led studies on rural tobacco use draw press attention

In rural areas such as Maine, people smoke more and quit less, say a pair of USM-led tobacco studies that have drawn both state and national press attention.
Zach Croll

MPH graduate's capstone published in Maine Policy Review

USM alumnus Zach Croll's capstone project on Medicaid expansion has been published in the Maine Policy Review.

USM's John Gale preparing solo swim across English Channel

Sometime before daylight on a September morning, John Gale, 63, will set off from Dover, England for open water swimming’s signature feat. If the conditions cooperate, he’ll arrive on France’s Calais beach 13 hours after his departure, becoming one of fewer than 1,900 people to ever cross the 21-mile-wide channel with the strength of their own arms, legs and inner resolve.
Louisa Munk

MPH student writes BDN Op-Ed on sensible drug policy

Louisa Munk, a Master of Public Health student at USM, recently wrote a piece on sensible drug policy published in the Bangor Daily News.
Workplace Violence Prevention collage

Violence Prevention Training for Small Business Retail Workforce

Population Health & Health Policy staff developed a free online program to train small business retail workers in preventing and responding to violence in the workplace.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Ryan Wallace joins advisory board of New England Public Policy Center

Ryan Wallace received an invitation to join the advisory board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s New England Public Policy Center. 
Jaclyn Janis with the Outstanding Graduate Student Employee of the Year award.

MPH student awarded USM Graduate Student Employee of the Year

Jaclyn Janis received the Outstanding Graduate Student Employee of the Year award at the USM Student Leadership Awards Gala.

The Young People’s Caucus Connects Policy Makers to Youth

Young adults from across the state spoke to legislators about substance use prevention, youth employment, youth homelessness, juvenile justice reform, and school, climate, and discipline policies. 
Kimberly Snow

The Health Care Costs of Elder Abuse in Maine

Kimberly Snow presented findings from the National Institute of Justice funded research study* to estimate the health care costs associated with elder abuse at the Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention's sixth annual summit.