The Population Health and Health Policy (PHHP) program at the Cutler Institute conducts policy-driven research, evaluation, policy analysis and technical assistance focusing on the public health system and the delivery of healthcare services. Our research is conducted in the areas of healthcare access, quality and financing; public health systems and practice; and rural health.

We focus our work in the following areas:

  • Healthcare Access, Quality, & Financing
  • Public Health Systems & Practice
  • The Maine Public Health Institute
  • Rural Health

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2000

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Models for Integrating and Managing Acute and Long-term Care Services in Rural Areas [Working Paper], Andrew F. Coburn PhD

1999

Effects of changing Medicaid fees on physician participation and enrollee access., Andrew F. Coburn Ph.D., Stephen H. Long Ph.D., and M. Susan Marquis Ph.D.

1998

Rural Models for Integrating Primary Care and Mental Health Services., Donna C. Bird PhD; David Lambert PhD; David Hartley PhD, MHA; Peter G. Beeson; and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

The Role of Health Services Research in Developing State Health Policy, Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Rural Models for Integrating and Managing Acute and Long-term Care Services [Working Paper], Andrew F. Coburn PhD, Elise Bolda PhD, John W. Seavey PhD, Julie T. Fralich MBA, and Deborah Curtis MPH

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Urban-rural Differences in Employer-based Health Insurance Coverage of Workers, Andrew F. Coburn PhD, Elizabeth H. Kilbreth PhD, Stephen H. Long PhD, and M. Susan Marquis PhD

Management of Patients with Depression by Rural Primary Care Practitioners., David Hartley PhD, MHA; Neil Korsen MD; Donna C. Bird PhD; and Marc S. Agger MPH

Satisfaction with Practice in a Rural State: Perceptions of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives, Anne B. Keith RN, DrPH, C-PNP; Andrew F. Coburn PhD; and Elizabeth Mahoney JD

State-sponsored Programs for the Uninsured: Is There Adverse Selection?, Elizabeth Kilbreth PhD, Andrew F. Coburn PhD, Catherine McGuire BS, Diane P. Martin, Paula Hagedorn Diehr, C. W. Madden, and S. M. Skillman

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The Impact of Substance Abuse on Federal Spending, Jeffrey Merrill and Kimberley S. Fox MPA

1997

Rural Primary Care Practitioners are a Major Source of Mental Health Services, David Hartley PhD, MHA

1996

Managerial Responses to Medicaid Prospective Payment in the Nursing Home Sector., W M. Reid and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

1995

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Does the Quality of Rural and Urban Nursing Homes Differ?, Andrew F. Coburn, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Catherine McGuire BS, and Richard Fortlinsky PhD

Legislative and Policy Strategies for Supporting Rural Health Network Development: Lessons from the 103rd Congress, Andrew F. Coburn PhD and Keith J. Mueller PhD

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Estimating the Costs of Substance Abuse to the Medicaid Hospital Care Program, Kimberley S. Fox MPA, Jeffrey C. Merrill MPH, Han-hua Chang MA, and Joseph A. Califano LLB

1994

An Expert Panel Approach to Assessing the Rural Implications of Health Care Reform: The Case of the Health Security Act., Andrew F. Coburn PhD, Sam M. Cordes PhD, Robert A. Crittenden MD, J. Patrick Hart PhD, Keith J. Mueller PhD, Wayne W. Myers MD, and Thomas R. Ricketts PhD

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Variations in Outcomes of Care in Urban and Rural Nursing Facilities in Maine, Andrew F. Coburn PhD, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Catherine McGuire BS, and Richard Fortlinsky PhD

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The Cost of Substance Abuse to America’s Health Care System; Report 2: Medicare Hospital Costs, Kimberly S. Fox MPA

1993

Effect of Prospective Reimbursement on Nursing Home Costs., Andrew F. Coburn PhD, Richard H. Fortinsky PhD, Catherine McGuire BS, and T P McDonald

The Impact of Prospective Reimbursement on Nursing Home Costs, Access to Care and Quality of Care, Andrew F. Coburn PhD, Thomas P. MacDonald, Richard H. Fortinsky PhD, Catherine A. McGuire BS, and Julie T. Fralich MBA

1992

Developing Consumer-centered Quality Assurance Strategies for Home Care, P.A. Riley, Richard H. Fortinsky PhD, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

1990

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Health Services Research in a Quick and Dirty World: the New York City Hospital Occupancy Crisis, Lois P. Myers, Kimberley S. Fox MPA, and Bruce C. Vladeck

1988

A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Medicaid Prospective Reimbursement on Nursing Home Care in Maine [Report #4], Andrew F. Coburn, Thomas P. MacDonald, Richard H. Fortinsky PhD, Catherine McGuire BS, and Julie T. Fralich MBA

1987

Management Responses to Maine's Nursing Home Prospective Payment System, T. McDonald, Andrew F. Coburn PhD, and Julie T. Fralich MBA

1985

A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Medicaid Prospective Reimbursement on Nursing Home Care in Maine [Report #3], Andrew F. Coburn PhD, Thomas P. MacDonald, Richard H. Fortinsky PhD, Catherine McGuire BS, and Julie T. Fralich MBA

1984

The Development and Implementation of Maine's Nursing Home Prospective Payment System, Andrew F. Coburn PhD and Julie T. Fralich MBA

1983

Innovative Practices in Nursing Homes, Andrew F. Coburn PhD, A. Bernard, Freda Bernotavicz, Julie T. Fralich MBA, and J. Thompson

Containing Health Care Costs: Issues and Proposed Legislation for Maine Conference Proceedings, Andrew F. Coburn PhD, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Nini McManamy, Donna Roberts, and Anne Bernard