Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

People

Staff

  • Research Associate I / Epidemiologist
  • Policy Associate I: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Creates opportunities for students, families and school districts to engage and improve education.
  • Policy Associate II: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Engages Wabanaki tribes in processes of decolonization and reclamation of ancestral knowledge.
  • Research Assistant II, Justice Policy Program
    Provides administrative support to the various projects of the Justice Policy Program,VAWA MEI
  • Research Associate: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    This position designs, manages research, and technical assistance projects focused on child welfare.
  • Web Programmer/SQL Developer, Disability and Aging Program
    This position designs, develops, and supports interactive web based applications.
  • Policy Associate, Justice Policy Program
    Provide project management support.
  • Research Assistant II, Justice Policy Program
    Measuring Effectiveness Initiative project, funded by the Office on Violence Against Women
  • Julia Bergeron-Smith
    Research Analyst I, Justice Policy Program
    Manages the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grantee data and provides technical assistance.
  • Scott Bernier
    Project Assistant II, Disability and Aging Program
    Point of contact for Maine's adult mental health certification programs and is the travel approver.
  • Program Coordinator, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership
  • Administrative Specialist CL2, Research Services Center and LAN Technology Support
    Provides administrative support to LAN Technology and the Research Services Center
  • Grants and Contracts Manager
  • Director, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership
    Directs and lead scientist for CBEP, and implements nutrient, water quality and monitoring programs.
  • Associate Research Professor, Disability and Aging Program
    Teaches Organizational Leadership, Health Planning, and Seminars in Long Term Care Policy.
  • Research Associate I / Epidemiologist, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Provides epidemiological support for surveillance of environmentally-related diseases in Maine
  • Angela Bordeaux
    Creative Director: Children, Youth and Families
    Directs the creative aspects of projects like branding, graphic & website design, and messaging.
  • Community Engagement Coordinator, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership
    Develops, coordinates and implements community outreach, public engagement, and communications.
  • Senior Database Design and Web Coordinator
    Designs, develops, and supports database management systems for grant funded projects
  • Policy Analyst, Disability and Aging Program
    Provides expertise in the analysis of assessment and claims data for Medicaid and Medicare Services.
  • Research Assistant, Justice Policy Program
    Provides technical assistance, training to grantees, works with Research Analysts to analyze data
  • Project Assistant: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Assist with project planning, in charge of communications and membership.
  • Amanda Burgess
    Research Associate I: Population Health, Health Policy Program, and the Maine Rural Health Research Center
    Conducts quantitative and qualitative research in support of rural health-focused projects.
  • Senior Policy Associate: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Oversees community engagement and capacity building projects with Native and non-Native communities.
  • Policy Associate II: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Provides leadership for the Youth Leadership Advisory Team
  • Grants and Contracts Associate
    Provides administrative support in the Research Service Center
  • Tara Chabot
    Administrative Specialist CL3, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Supports Project Director and project team on several grant funded projects.
  • Wendy Cherubini
    Contract Manager, Disability and Aging Program
    Works with program directors, staff and external funders managing contracts.
  • Senior Policy Associate, Disability and Aging Program
    Provides project direction on issues relevant to of older people and people with disabilities.
  • Research Professor and Director: Maine Rural Health Research Center
    Faculty member in the Graduate Program in Public Health, directs multiple projects within the MRHR
  • Training and Curriculum Coordinator: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Provides leadership and oversight to statewide MRTQ training and Maine Credentials program
  • Habitat Program Manager, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership
    Collaborates with community partners to protect, restore, and enhance coastal and aquatic habitats.
  • Research Analyst II, Maine Rural Health Center & Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Conducts qualitative and quantitative research, program evaluation, and policy analysis
  • Senior Database Administrator/Web Applications Developer, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Provides expertise in the implementation, measurement and evaluation of public health interventions.
  • Policy Analyst: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Coordinates, implements and leads group trainings for partners in the child welfare system
  • Policy Associate II: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Develops products and constituency services in collaboration with Tribes and Children's Bureau staff
  • Nick Curlew
    Data Resources Specialist: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Designs, develops, deploys, maintains and integrates the MRTQ Child Care Information System.
  • Research Associate II
  • Behavioral Health Certification Specialist, Disability and Aging Program
    This position involves the administration of state behavioral health certification program.
  • Dee Dipaolo
    Coordinator of Human Resources, Research Service Center
  • Technical Assistance Manager: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Manages Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network's technical assistance system
  • Robyn Dumont
    Research Analyst II, Justice Policy & Population Health and Health Policy Programs
    Conducts quantitative analysis and conveys data findings to the public.
  • District Early Childhood and Youth Coordinator: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Serves as a resource and provides technical assistance to the early child care and youth workforce.
  • Research Analyst: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Supports peer-to-peer learning, knowledge management, product development of grant funded projects.
  • Administrative Specialist, Disability and Aging Program
    Provide MDS Help Desk services to Maine nursing homes, assisting facilities in submitting assessment
  • Co-Director, Disability and Aging Program Area
  • Research Associate I, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Plans, directs, and participates in research and evaluation projects.
  • District Early Childhood and Youth Coordinator: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Provides technical assistance to early care and education programs and facilitates communities
  • Kimberly Fox
    Senior Research Associate, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Develops policy analyses, program evaluations and research studies to improve health care.
  • Director of the Maine Afterschool Network; Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Manages all aspects of the Maine affiliate of the CS Mott funded Afterschool Network.
  • Senior Technology Coordinator
    Oversees technology at all Cutler locations, develops e-learning courses for partner organizations
  • Research Associate II, Popilation health & Health Policy Program
    Provides project management, conducts qualitative analyses, writes reports, and presents findings.
  • Research Analyst II, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Provides technical assistance, research, data analysis, and evaluation services.
  • Administrative Manager, Maine Economic Improvement Fund Program
    Provides financial coordination for the Maine Economic Improvement Fund program
  • Senior Policy Associate, Disability and Aging Program
    Provides policy research, evaluation and technical assistance in program design and implementation.
  • IT Business Analyst, Disability and Aging Program
    Assist with development of IT processes and documentation as it relates to Cutler Data Services
  • Research Associate II: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Oversees research and evaluation projects, and provides technical assistance and training
  • Administrative Specialist CL1
    Supervises interviewers and assists in the development of training at the Survey Research Center.
  • Research Associate II, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Provides project management, conducts qualitative analyses, writes reports, and presents findings.
  • Research Assistant, Justic Policy Program
    Cleaning and analyzing data for VAWAMEI.
  • Research Analyst I: Epidemiology, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Provides data management and analytic support to epidemiology team
  • Senior Computer & Database Specialist, Disability and Aging Program
    Specializes in database design, development and analysis of claims and claims related data.
  • Administrative Support Supervisor: Justice Policy Program
    Oversees all office operations for the Violence Against Women Act Measuring Effectiveness Initiative
  • Senior Policy Associate, Disability and Aging Program
    Directs the Disability and Aging program area.
  • Senior Data Resources Coordinator, Disability and Aging Program
    Collects, analyzes, manages, distributes MaineCare data for multiple organizations for Maine DHHS
  • Policy Associate II, Disability and Aging Program
    Focuses on behavioral health workforce development.
  • District Early Childhood and Youth Coordinator: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Provides Technical Assistance and Professional Development to child care programs
  • Research Associate, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Conducts public health research and program evaluation, and provides project direction.
  • Research Associate: Children, Youth, and Families and Justice Policy Programs
    Leads and supports projects in research, design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Administrative Specialist CL3
    Assists in the MEIF program and Cutler in various tasks.
  • Administrative Specialist CL3
    Support the web designers in building eLearning modules.
  • Distance Education Web Design Specialist II
    Designs and implements eLearning projects in collaboration with colleagues, state, federal partners
  • District Early Childhood and Youth Coordinator: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    My role is to provide technical assistance to early childhood educators.
  • Research Associate I/Epidemiologist, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Focuses on creating, implementing,evaluating systems for public health surveillance and improvement
  • Director, Maine Roads to Quality, Professional Development Network
    Directs the Maine Roads to Quality & Early Childhood Professional Development Networks for Maine.
  • Sara Huston
    Associate Research Professor, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Serves as the Lead Chronic Disease Epidemiologist for the Maine CDC.
  • Frances Jimenez
    Research Assistant I, Disability and Aging Program
    Assists senior research staff in the development and completion of project activities.
  • Sara Johnson-Berz
    Grants and Contracts Technology Coordinator, LAN Technology Support
    Provides technology support coordination, assistance, project management, and oversight.
  • Chair, Graduate Program in Public Health
    Teachs undergraduate and graduate students and conducts public health program evaluation
  • Policy Associate I, Maine Rural Health Center & Population Health and Health Policy Programs
    Participates in policy research and analysis, as well as project management and program evaluation
  • Senior Advisor, New England Environmental Finance Center
    Project development, implementation for USEPA-sponsored New England Environmental Finance Center
  • Computer & Data Specialist: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Assists with database development, data cleaning, and programming.
  • Policy Associate II, Justice Policy Program
    Provides training and technical assistance to leaders around data informed policy and practice.
  • Research Analyst I
  • Computer and Database Specialist III, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Provides technical assistance, research, data analysis, and evaluation services
  • Danielle Layton
    Research Analyst, Justice Policy Program
    Analyzes data and creates reports measuring the effectiveness of the Violence Against Women Act.
  • Grants & Contracts Computer Support Specialist, E-Services and LAN Technology Support
    Provides computing support to grants/contracts and staff
  • Manager, Survey Research Center
    Manages all aspects of the Muskie School's Survey Research Center
  • Jennifer Lenardson
    Research Associate, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Uses national health data to examine differences in rural and urban residents' access to health care
  • Associate Research Professor, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Works as the lead maternal and child health epidemiologist for the State of Maine.
  • District Early Childhood and Youth Coordinator: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Provides consultation in early care and education settings in Maine.
  • Roberta Lops
    Administrative Specialist CL2, Disability and Aging Program
    Provides project-level administrative support.
  • IT Specialist CL1, LAN Technology Support
    Provides technical support and troubleshooting to faculty, staff, and students
  • Policy Analyst, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Provides research, project coordination, data collection, data presentation, and policy analysis.
  • Senior Computer & Database Specialist, Disability and Aging Program
    Creates database and desktop applications on long-term care and licensing projects.
  • Employee Relations Coordinator
    Coordinates the Human Resources needs of grant funded projects
  • Director, Disability and Aging Program
    Oversees the work of the Health Data Resources Group.
  • Subcontracts Manager, Research Services Center
    Manages personal and professional service contracts for the Cutler Institute and Muskie School
  • Program Analyst: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Works in a team environment to propose, develop, implement, and coordinate projects
  • Research Associate II, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Provides epidemiology and capacity building services to the Maine CDC.
  • Grants and Contracts Manager, Research Service Center
    Provides technical and analytical expertise to staff involved in externally funded projects
  • Project Assistant: Justice Policy and Children, Youth, and Families Program
  • Eric Norgaard
    Registry Assistant: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Assists with the MRTQ professional development of early childhood educators.
  • Erin Oldham
    Director: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Directs the Data Innovation Project with an eight-person team and three million dollars in grants.
  • Louise Olsen
    Research Analyst, Disability and Aging Program
    Provides comprehensive program support for Maine’s LTSS assessment and data systems.
  • Research Analyst, Maine Rural Health Center
    Provides aid for all steps of the research process
  • Assistant Research Professor, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Expands and enhances the online public health data portal, the Maine Tracking Network
  • Policy Associate, Population Health and Health Policy program and the Maine Rural Health Research Center
    Conducts policy analysis and applied research on rural health and patient safety projects
  • Administrative Specialist: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Provides administrative assistance to the Maine Roads to Quality professional network.
  • Research Associate I / Epidemiologist, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Collaborates with program managers, lead epidemiologists, and staff to monitor chronic diseases.
  • Alexa Plotkin
    Administrative Specialist: Children, Youth and Families Program
    Performs a diverse set of tasks including- accounting, marketing, and administrative support.
  • Leslie Pohl
    Administrative Specialist: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Provides support to the MRTQ PDN Early Care & Education technical assistance team.
  • Policy Associate II, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Provides leadership, coordination and administration in the design and implementation of projects.
  • Administrative Specialist CL2
  • Jennifer Pratt
    Research Analyst, Population Health and Health Policy and Disability and Aging Programs
    Develops and implements qualitative and quantitative data collection protocols and surveys
  • Evaluation and Registry Manager: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Oversees the Maine Roads to Quality Early Care and Education Statewide Child Care Provider Registry.
  • Administrative Specialist I, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership
    Provides administrative support to the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership
  • Distance Education Web Design Specialist III
    Designs and implements eLearning projects in collaboration with colleagues, state, federal partners
  • Staff Associate, Maine Rural Health Research Center
    Provides administrative duties for the Maine Rural Health Research Center's grant-funded projects.
  • Mark Richards
    Research Analyst II, Disability and Aging Program
    Coordinates and manages research and evaluation activities.
  • Gretchen Robbins
    Senior Policy Associate: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Coordinates and implements the technical aspects of grant funded projects.
  • Research Analyst, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Coordinates and implements health services evaluations and research
  • Director, USM Research & Cutler Institute
    Nationally recognized expert in the fields of child welfare and organizational improvement.
  • Policy Analyst: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Coordinates, implements and leads group trainings for partners in the child welfare system.
  • Policy Analyst: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Collaborates with young adults to improve the systems and organizations that most impact their lives
  • Grants & Contracts Manager, Research Service Center
    Provides pre- and post-award technical and analytical expertise for externally funded projects
  • George Shaler
    Senior Research Associate: Justice Policy and Children, Youth, and Families Programs
    Works as the Managing Director of Children, Youth and Families and the Justice Policy Program.
  • Senior Policy Associate for Research and Economic Development & Coordinator of the Maine Economic Improvement Fund
    Coordinate MEIF investments at USM and support efforts to improve research capacity at USM
  • Director, New England Environmental Finance Center
    Manages the development/implementation of program areas and executes the long term vision for NEEFC.
  • Research Associate II, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Responsible for the development and implementation of health services research and eval. projects.
  • Elisabeth Snell
    Senior Policy Associate; Project Director, Justice Policy Program
    Oversees all operations of the VAWA MEI, and coordinates, advises or supports other JPP projects.
  • Research Associate I, Disability and Aging Program
    Provides policy analysis and data analytics on aging and disability issues for state administrators.
  • Director, E-Services
    Leads the E-Services group providing innovative solutions for Cutler projects and programs.
  • Training Specialist: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Provides state-wide MRTQ training coordination for early childhood professionals.
  • District Early Childhood and Youth Coordinator: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Provides consultation to early childhood providers in the Hancock, Penobscot, & Piscataquis counties
  • Kurt Stokes
    Grants & Contracts Coordinator, Research Service Center
    Provides technical and analytical expertise to staff involved in externally funded projects.
  • Program Associate, New England Environmental Finance Center
    Works with the public and private sectors to develop innovative financing for environmental programs
  • Grants & Contracts Manager, Research Services Center
    Provides pre- and post-award technical and analytical expertise for externally funded projects.
  • Emilie Swenson
    Research Associate I: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Partners with organizations to increase data capacity, achieve results, and demonstrate impact.
  • Research Associate
    Research on health and health services, with focus on behavioral health in rural areas
  • Research Analyst I, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Collects, compiles and analyzes data for public health surveillance, research and evaluation.
  • Research Associate II, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Directs the analysis of quantitative research projects and constructs and extensive analytic data.
  • Computer and Database Specialist III, Disability and Aging Program
    Implements and supports the Casemix data processing
  • Emily Thielman
    Policy Associate II: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Facilitates community-based initiatives to improve the outcomes for young people and families.
  • Research Assistant, Justice Policy Program
    Data cleaning and data analysis
  • Director, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Directs, leads and manages the Population Health & Health Policy (PHHP) Program
  • Maggie Vishneau
    Senior Policy Associate, Research & Organizational Development
    Builds supports and resources for research across USM and the Cutler Institute.
  • Jessica Wakem
    Administrative Specialist, Learning Innovation/eLearning
    Assists in creating eLearning trainings as well as other administrative tasks.
  • Research Analyst/Project Coordinator, Justice Policy Program
    Plans project work flow, creates timelines and trackers, and analyzes data
  • Claire Walker
    Project Assistant I: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Provides administrative support to MRTQ PDN
  • Director, Maine Center for Business and Economic Research
    Directs the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research
  • Policy Analyst II: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Coordinates implementation of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's: Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential.
  • Elora Way
    Research Analyst I: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Conducts applied research and monitoring for evaluations projects, internally and externally.
  • Heidi Weatherford
    Support Staff Supervisor, Population Health and Health Policy
    Provides administrative, professional and operation support for grant funded projects.
  • Research Analyst II, Justic Policy Program
    Responsible for developing, coordinating, and managing research activities
  • Communications Coordinator: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Oversees all public-facing content for the Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network.
  • Nikki Williams
    Policy Associate II: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Oversees the project portfolio on workforce development for the Youth and Community Engagement team
  • Policy Associate II: Children, Youth, and Families Program
    Oversees technical and substantive project work centered in child welfare and workforce development.
  • Grants and Contracts Manager, Research Services Center
    Provides technical and analytical expertise to Principal Investigators in externally funded projects
  • Policy Analyst
    works in a team environment to propose, develop, implement, and coordinate projects
  • Administrative Specialist CL3: Children, Youth, and Families and Justice Policy Programs
    Provides administrative support to the Data Innovation Project and other Justice Policy initiatives
  • Research Analyst, Maine Center for Business and Economic Research
    Responsible for operational research activities on projects, including data analysis and research.
  • Research Associate I/Epidemiologist, Population Health and Health Policy Program
    Provides epidemiologic analysis, surveillance and support.
  • Director: Children, Youth, and Families
    Directs and manages the strategic priorities of the Youth & Community Engagement Team.
  • Administrative Specialist, Disability and Aging Program
    Provides administrative support to various projects within the Disability and Aging department
  • Senior Research Associate and Deputy Director, Maine Rural Health Research Center
    Works as the Managing Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center
  • Senior Computer and Database Specialist, Disability and Aging Program
    Develops and maintains databases to support research and technical assistance projects