Cutler Institute


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.

A Continuing Study of the Long-Term Interactions between Humans and Climate Change in the North Atlantic

Catastrophic climate events have been going on for a while now.
Incarceration work group

End Girls’ Incarceration Initiative in Maine

Muskie supports Maine leadership on End Girls' Incarceration Initiative.
Rebecca Boulos

Rebecca Boulos Presents at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research Conference

Evaluating a grocery retail-researcher partnership to promote healthier purchases among rural shoppers.
Rebecca Boulos

Rebecca Boulos Co-Authors Article about Recruiting Hard-to-Reach Populations into Community-Based Research Studies

Lessons learned to recruit hard-to-reach populations into community-based research studies.