Cutler Institute


Use of Telehealth Services by Rural Medicaid Recipients

Researchers from the Maine Rural Health Research Center recently published an article about the use of telehealth among rural Medicaid beneficiaries. The study found that rural Medicaid beneficiaries were more likely to use telehealth services than their urban counterparts.

Rural Mainers Experience Treatment Delays for Lung Cancer

Research by Dr. Ziller and colleagues show association between rurality and lung cancer treatment

Interactive Data Dashboards Created for the Maine CDC

The Disease Prevention Epidemiology team, within Muskie's PHHP Program and contracted by and embedded within the Maine CDC, created three interactive data dashboards over the past year. These dashboards are now live on the Maine CDC website. The dashboards allow for spatial and temporal trends of essential Maine-specific public health data at the county and public health district level.

Brief on Access to Health Care Services in Maine Released

The Maine Health Access Foundation and Cutler researchers recently released a report examining access to health care services in Maine. One of the key findings of the study is that 20-30% of Mainers across all income groups report paying off health care bills over time.

Rural Health Staff Publish Research and Recommendations for Rural Tobacco Prevention and Control

Working with an expert review committee from 15 organizations, Dr. Jean Talbot and her team from the Muskie School developed a comprehensive report that explored rates and patterns of commercial tobacco use across rural subpopulations, aspects of the rural context that may affect tobacco prevention and control efforts, and rural tobacco control activities. The report includes 15 recommendations for advancing rural tobacco control initiatives and suggestions for future research.

Best Paper of 2018 awarded to Karen Pearson and George Shaler for their work on Community Paramedicine

Congratulations to Karen Pearson and George Shaler on receiving the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration's Best Paper of 2018 award! From a small,state-funded project comes national recognition, showcasing the high level of work conducted by our research staff.
Portrait of Meredith Sells

Meredith Sells, 2019 Featured Graduate

Meredith Sells had worked for five years on Wall Street — cultivating relationships and helping her clients invest their money — when she decided to return to Maine and enroll at the University of Southern Maine. For a young woman who grew up in Cape Elizabeth and had succeeded in New York City, it was an abrupt shift. But Sells, who describes herself as a “curious chameleon,” is a formidable person with the talent and drive to achieve her goals.

Mark Lapping Publishes a New Chapter in a Book about the Global North

Planning on Rural Places

DIP Releases Report on Maine Foundations' Evaluation Expectations

With the support of the Maine Philanthropy Center, the Cutler’s Data Improvement Project (DIP) released a report on Maine foundations' evaluation expectations.
Maine SAK Study

Cutler Researchers Help to Understand and Improve Maine's Criminal justice Response to Survivors of Sexual assault

Helping to understand and improve Maine's criminal justice response to survivors of sexual assault.