Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Judith Tupper

Managing Director, Population Health and Heath Policy
Judith Tupper


403 Wishcamper Center

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 228-8407

Education: University of Maine at Orono, BS Health and Family Life Education, 1978; University of Maine at Orono, MS Human Development, 1981; A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO, DHEd, 2013.

Areas of Expertise: Certified Health Education Specialist; patient education; clinical quality improvement; patient safety.

Research Interests: Patient safety, quality, medication management, health literacy, home health, chronic illness care management, hospice.

Judy Tupper is the Managing Director of Population Health and Health Policy Program at the Cutler Institute, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine.  Her current research portfolio includes patient safety, rural healthcare, medication management, patient education, healthcare provider education, health literacy, quality improvement, and chronic illness and disability.  Her roles in these applied research and demonstration projects include the roles of principal investigator, project director, and consultant.  She also provided leadership and technical assistance to the Maine Critical Access Hospital Patient Safety Collaborative.  A Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Judy has field experience in a variety of clinical and administrative health care settings.  She earned the designation, Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), in 2012.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award

Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!


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