The Muskie School of Public Service is Maine’s distinguished public policy school, combining an extensive applied research and technical assistance portfolio with rigorous undergraduate degree programs in geography-anthropology (GYA) and tourism & hospitality (TAH), and graduate programs in public health (MPH) and policy, planning, and management (MPPM). The School’s faculty and staff bring a practical, innovative approach to health, social, environmental, community, and economic development problems, and a commitment to spanning traditional boundaries among university, government, and nonprofit organizations. The School’s research and public service programs provide faculty and students with real-life experiences that expand and inform the educational experience. The Muskie School is also home to the Catherine E. Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy.

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Capstones from 2017

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Assessment of the Use of Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution by Maine Buprenorphine/Naloxone Prescribers, Stephen Kirsch

Capstones from 2016

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Grant Writing in Higher Education, Amos Bean

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Capstone Summary Report, Kayla Blais

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An Analysis of Women’s Access to Acute Opioid Detoxification Services in Maine: Identifying the Barriers to Treatment, Karen E. Conley

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Population Health Improvement Through Coordination of Care, Trevey Davis

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Analysis of the Efforts of Urban and Rural Health Systems to Achieve Accountable Care Organization Target Goals for Dilated Eye Exams in Individuals with Diabetes, Michele Gilliam

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Monhegan: A Prescription for Resilience, Kenneth Paul Kiel Gross

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Implementing a Good Catch Program in Nursing Homes, Leigh Raposo

Capstones from 2015

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Evidence Informed Checklist Increase Patient Experience of Quietness During a Hospital Stay, Monica Alborg

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Portland Bicycle Share Health Impact Assessment, Nicole A. Anderson

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An Assessment of the Built Environment and Inclusivity of Older Adults in Community Planning in Portland, Maine, Elizabeth A. Bissonnette

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Why Waste Waste? A Strategic Plan to Achieve Zero Waste in Portland, Maine, Nathan J. Broaddus

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Issues of Sovereignty in Wabanaki Communities and Impacts on Health Outcomes, Ralph E. Cammack

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Foodborne Illness Risk Factor Study, Kathi-Anne M. Fortin

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Evaluation of Patient to Provider Oriented Telemedicine in Hospitals and Physician Practices, Macklin G. Gaynor

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Policy Considerations for Community Health Workers in an Era of Health Reform, Sara Kahn-Troster

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Policy Options for Recruiting and Retaining Rural Primary Care Physicians in Maine, Casey Lancaster

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Restraints Preventing a Successful Young Farmer Population in Maine: Obstacles to Land & Loans, Randy W. Lautz

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Conception to Implementation: Quality Improvement in Behavioral Health Home Organizations, Elizabeth A. Miller

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Telephone Usage at Mercy Hospital's Primary Care Practices, Julia C. Nason

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A Comparison and Analysis of Community Midwifery Education Programs in Afghanistan with other Countries, Nematullah Niazi

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Access to Oral Health for Children on MaineCare in the Lakes Region Towns of Bridgton, Casco, Sebago, and Naples, Carissa L. Parent

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Expanding Access to Naloxone in Maine: Opportunities and Barriers, Kate E. Richardson

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An Inventory of Community Wellness Programs in Biddeford, Maine, A Silver

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Visualizing Road Network Congestion to Inform Regional Planning in Southern Maine, G Andrew Smith-Petersen

Capstones from 2014

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Blood pressure monitoring of hypertensive patients in primary care: barriers and facilitators to ambulatory, office, and home blood pressure monitoring in the context of the Triple Aim, Elizabeth Andrews

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A Comparison of a Value-Added Status Model Versus a Value-Added Growth Model for Identifying High Performing Maine Middle Schools, Ida A. Batista

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An Assessment of the Health Needs of Maine Veterens and Their Access to Veteran's Administration Health Care Services, Kristin Brawn

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Maine Child Welfare NCANDS Data: An available tool in efforts to reduce child maltreatment, Leah A. Bruns

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Using CHIPRA Immunization Measures for Primary Care Quality Improvement: Leveraging Registry Data from the State of Maine’s Immunization Information System to Calculate Practice-level Quality Measures, Kyra Chamberlain

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Human Trafficking in Maine: Protection, Prevention, and Prosecution: The Need for a Stand-Alone Statute, Laura M. Cyr

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Substance Abuse Trends in Maine: State Epidemiological Profile 2014, Tim Diomede

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What Does a Successful, Sustainable Telemedicine Program Look Like? An Inside View of Six Telemedicine Programs in Maine, Edwina Ducker

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Developing an Exit Evaluation for a Public Service Graduate Program, Emma Gelsinger

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Elements of a Successful Plan: Marine Invasive Species Management, Caitlin Gerber

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Maine State Retirement and The Unfunded Liability: A History of Legislative Changes and Financial Trends 1991 – 2013, Christopher J. Hanks

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The Price of a Healthy Diet: For Whom is it Affordable?, Katheryn L. Harkleroad

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RECREATION AND TOURISM IN MAINE’S MOOSEHEAD LAKE REGION: A SURVEY OF SUMMER VISITORS, Erica Kaufmann

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Natural Gas Service Expansion Criteria in Maine, Kevin Mahaffey

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Super PACs 2012, Joseph Miller

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Maine’s Charter School Law: Predicted Impacts on Waynflete School Enrollment, Kelsey Robinov

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Characteristics of Working Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Recipients in Maine, according to the 2011 American Community Survey, Victoria Ryan

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Between the Lines: Somali Women and Medical Interpretation Experiences, Amin Sheikh

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Safe Routes for Portland: A comparative analysis of The Walking School Bus model for Maine Schools., Rebecca Spitko

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A Vision for Berwick: A Case Study of the Citizen Initiated Visioning Process for Downtown Redevelopment in Southern Maine, John Stoll

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Strategic Planning in the Non Profit Sector: Creating a Strategic Plan for Affinity 2014-2017, Emilee Taplin-Lacey

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Development of an Evidence‐Based Implementation Plan for a System‐Wide Anticoagulation Management Service, Sarah Varney

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Improving Home Suitability for Aging in Place: A review of programs to assist Maine's seniors make necessary home repairs and energy efficiency updates, Andrea Westbye

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Broadband Policy in Maine: The Efficacy of the Current Approach and a Vision of the Future, Ethan Wiley

Capstones from 2013

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Opportunities for Munjoy Hill, Anne-Michelle Arless