Zach joined the Maine Rural Health Research Center team in 2010 and contributes to all phases of the research process from project design to data collection and analysis. His recent work has focused on a range of health policy topics including rural long term services and supports; rural health clinic practice transformation; the experience of care and health status of children enrolled in MaineCare; hospital patient safety and quality improvement; rural telepsychiatry; the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, and implementation of health reform in rural areas. Prior to joining the Muskie School, Zach worked at RTI International where he examined the consistency of payment incentives, resource usage, and outcomes for populations treated in acute and various post-acute care settings.
Areas of Expertise
Rural health policy; population health; access to health care services for vulnerable populations; and rural hospital patient safety, quality improvement, and community benefit activities.
BA in Sociology, University of Southern Maine, 2010
MPH, University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, anticipated 2018
|2016||Health Insurance CO-OPs: Product Availability and Premiums in Rural Counties||Research and Policy Brief|
|2013||Rural Considerations in Establishing Network Adequacy Standards for Qualified Health Plans in State and Regional Health Insurance Exchanges||Journal Article|
|2015||Rural Health Clinic Readiness for PCMH Recognition||Working Paper|