Cutler Institute

Primary Focus Areas

The Cutler Institute, the research arm of the Muskie School of Public Service, collaborates with partners throughout the nation and across the world to find sustainable practical solutions to critical societal issues.

  • Children, Youth, and Families
    Advances the well-being of children and families by improving the public and private systems that serve them. We work to include the voices of children, youth and families, and to engage the community.

  • Disability & Aging
    Commits to making sure public resources are used to their best effect in helping older adults and adults with disabilities live healthy, active, secure and engaged lives.  In collaboration with state and federal policymakers and service providers we improve programs and services for older adults, adults with disabilities, and the most vulnerable.

  • Economic & Workforce Development
    Provides applied research and technical assistance that advance Maine’s economy and builds its workforce.

  • Environmental & Social Resilience
    Supports local, regional partners, and communities as they adapt to a changing environment.

  • Justice Policy
    Informs policy development and practice in civil, criminal, and social justice systems in Maine and nationally. Our applied research, training, and technical assistance builds capacity and improves community health and public safety.

  • Population Health & Health Policy
    Conducts policy-driven research, evaluation, policy analysis and technical assistance focusing on the public health system and the delivery of healthcare services.