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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Submissions from 2021

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Rural-urban residence and maternal hepatitis C infection, United States: 2010-2018, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, MPH; Laura M. Rossen PhD, MS; Amanda R. Burgess MPPM; Kristin K. Palmsten ScD; and Erika C. Ziller PhD, MS

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HIV and Hepatitis C in Rural Areas: Prevalence, Service Availability, and Challenges [Webinar], Katherine Ahrens PhD and Amanda Burgess MPPM

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Rural HIV Prevalence and Service Availability in the United States: A Chartbook, Katherine Ahrens PhD, Amanda Burgess MPPM, Louisa Munk, and Erika Ziller PhD

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Medication for Addiction Treatment and Postpartum Health Care Utilization Among Pregnant Persons With Opioid Use Disorder., Katherine Ahrens PhD, Carole A McBride PhD, Alane O'Connor DNP, and Marjorie C Meyer MD

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Experiences of Stigma among Individuals in Recovery from Opioid Use Disorder in a Rural Setting: A Qualitative Analysis, Amanda Burgess MPPM, MPH; Emily Bauer MPH; Shane Gallagher MS; Brianne Karstens BS; LeeAnna Lavoie MPH, CHES; Katherine A. Ahrens PhD; and Alane O'Connor DNP

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Capacity of Rural Counties to Address an HIV or Hepatitis C Outbreak, Jennifer Lenardson MHS; Jaclyn Janis RN, MPH; Amanda Burgess MPPM; Karen Pearson MLIS, MA; and Martha Elbaum MPA

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Rural-Urban Residence and Emergency Contraception Use, Access, and Counseling in the United States, 2006-2017, Carly Milkowski MPH, Erika Ziller PhD, and Katherine Ahrens PhD

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Advancing Population Health in Rural Places: Key Lessons and Policy Opportunities, Keith J. Mueller PhD; Delaney P. Bounds MPH; Andrew F. Coburn PhD; Alana D. Knudson PhD; Jennifer P. Lundblad PhD, MBA; A. Clinton MacKinney MD, MS; and Timothy D. McBride PhD

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Harnessing the Combined Strengths of a National and a Local Funder to Bolster Maine Medicaid Expansion, Tara Oakman PhD, Barbara Leonard MPH, Kimberley S Fox MPA, Sara Kahn-Troster MPH, and Amanda Burgess MPPM

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Mental Health Services, Jean A. Talbot PhD

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Use of Electronic Health Records to Manage Tobacco Screening and Treatment in Rural Primary Care, Jean A. Talbot PhD, Erica C. Ziller PhD, and Carly Milkowski MPH

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Relative contribution of rice and fish consumption to bioaccessibility-corrected health risks for urban residents in eastern China, Wenqin Wang, Yu Gong, Benjamin K. Greenfield PhD, Luis M. Nunes, Qianqi Yang, Pei Lei, Wenbo Bu, Bin Wang, Xiaomaio Zhao, Lei Huang, and Huan Zhong

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Voices From the Field: A Qualitative Study of the Challenges and Promising Practices of Rural Public Health in Addressing HIV and Hepatitis C, Martha Elbaum Williamson MPA; Karen B. Pearson MLIS, MS; Amanda R. Burgess MPPM; Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS; and Erika C. Ziller PhD

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Health Insurance, Erica C. Ziller PhD and Yvonne Jonk PhD

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The State of Health in Maine: A 20-Year Retrospective, Erika C. Ziller PhD, Carly Milkowski MPH, Amanda R. Burgess MPPM, and Barabara Leonard MPH

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Opioid-Related Visits to Rural Emergency Departments, Erika C. Ziller PhD, Jean A. Talbot PhD, Deborah Thayer MBA, and Carly Milkowski MPH

Submissions from 2020

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Community Impact and Benefit Activities of CAHs, Other Rural, and Urban Hospitals, 2018, Zachariah T. Croll MPH, John A. Gale MS, and Connor Huggins

The History of Cartography Volume 4: Cartography in the European Enlightenment, Matthew H. Edney PhD and Mary Sponberg Pedley PhD

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Maternal opioid use disorder at delivery hospitalization in a rural state: Maine, 2009-2018., Sarah M.B. Gabrielson, Jenny L. Carwile, A. B. O'Connor, and Katherine A. Ahrens PhD

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Engaging Critical Access Hospitals in Addressing Rural Substance Use, John A. Gale MS; Sara Kahn-Troster MPH; Zachariah T. Croll MPH; and Nathan L. First LCSW, MSW, MA

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Addressing Opioid Use in Rural Communities: Examples from Critical Access Hospitals, John A. Gale MS; Sara Kahn-Troster MPH; Karen B. Pearson MLIS, MA; and Nathan First LCSW, MSW, MA

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Rebuilding the Foundation of Rural Community Health after COVID-19, John A. Gale MS, Alana Knudson, and Shena Popat

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Exploring State Data Sources to Monitor Rural Emergency Medical Services Performance Improvement, John A. Gale MS; Karen B. Pearson MLIS, MA; and Yvonne Jonk PhD

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Supporting CAHs during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of a Survey of State Flex Coordinators, John Gale MS; Zachariah T. Croll MPH; Yvonne Jonk PhD; Sara Kahn-Troster MPH; and Karen Pearson MLIS, MA

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Supporting Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Summary Results of a Survey of State Flex Coordinators, John Gale MS; Zachariah T. Croll MPH; Yvonne Jonk PhD; Sara Kahn-Troster MPH; and Karen Pearson MLIS, MA

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Pent-Up Demand for Care among Dual-Eligible Victims of Elder Financial Exploitation in Maine, Yvonne Jonk PhD, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, Deborah Thayer MBA, Catherine McGuire BS, Stuart Bratesman MPP, Charles A. Smith PhD, and Erika C. Ziller PhD

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Acuity Differences Among Newly Admitted Older Residents in Rural and Urban Nursing Homes., Yvonne Jonk PhD, Deborah Thayer MBA, Karen Mauney, Zachariah T. Croll MPH, Catherine McGuire BS, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Substance Use among Rural and Urban Youth and Young Adults, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, Nathan Paluso MPH, and Erika C. Ziller PhD

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Rural-Urban Differences in Hospitalizations for Opioid Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis in the United States, 2003-2016., E. Katherine Nenninger, Jenny L. Carwile, Katherine Ahrens PhD, Brett Armstrong, and Kinna Thakarar

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The Role of the Opioid Crisis in Elder Abuse, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, Jennifer Pratt, and Stuart Bratesman MPP

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Telebehavioral health (TBH) use among rural medicaid beneficiaries: Relationships with telehealth policies, Jean A. Talbot PhD, Yvonne Jonk PhD, Amanda Burgess MPPM, Deborah Thayer, Nathan Paluso MPH, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Virtually possible: using telehealth to bring reproductive health care to women with opioid use disorder in rural Maine, Terri-Ann Thompson, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, and Leah Coplon

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Health Care Use and Access among Rural and Urban Nonelderly Adult Medicare Beneficiaries, Erika C. Ziller PhD, Amanda Burgess MPPM, and Deborah Thayer MBA

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Rural-Urban Residence and Mortality among Three Cohorts of U.S. Adults, Erika C. Ziller PhD; Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS; and Katherine A. Ahrens MPH, PhD

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A Century Later: Rural Public Health's Enduring Challenges and Opportunities., Erika C. Ziller PhD and Carly Milkowski MPH

Submissions from 2019

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What Is Rural? Challenges and Implications of Definitions that Inadequately Encompass Rural People and Places., Kevin J Bennett PhD; Tyrone F Borders PhD; George M. Holmes PhD; Katy Backes Kozhimannil PhD, MPA; and Erika C. Ziller PhD

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The “New” Secondhand Smoke: E-cigarette use in US households with children, Jenny L. Carwile ScD, MPH; Abby F. Fleisch MD, MPH; Kirsten Young DO; and Katherine A. Ahrens PhD

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Long-Term Services and Supports Use Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries in Rural and Urban Areas, Andrew F. Coburn PhD; Erika C. Ziller PhD; Nathan Paluso MPH; Deborah Thayer MBA; and Jean A. Talbot PhD, MPH

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Health Status and Access to Care among Maine's Low-Income Childless Adults: Implications for State Medicaid Expansion, Zachariah T. Croll MPH and Erika C. Ziller PhD

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Sociodemographic and Health Status Characteristics of Maine's Newly Eligible Medicaid Beneficiaries [Data Brief], Zachariah T. Croll MPH, Erika C. Ziller PhD, and Barbara Leonard MPH

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Side Effects and Health Benefits of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate: A systematic review, Shokoufeh Dianat DO; Edith Fox MPH; Katherine A. Ahrens PhD; Ushma D. Upadhyay PhD; Vera M. Zlidar MHS; Maria F. Gallo PhD; Reva L. Stidd MS, MBA; Susan Moskowsky MS; and Christine Dehlendorf MD,MAS

Cartography: The ideal and its history, Matthew H. Edney PhD

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Association Between Rurality and Lung Cancer Treatment Characteristics and Timeliness, Kathleen M Fairfield MD, MPH, DrPH; Adam W. Black; F. Lee Lucas PhD; Kimberly Murray MPP; Erika C. Ziller PhD; Neil Korsen MDMS; Leo B. Waterston MA; and Paul K. J. Han MD, MA, MPH

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Patterns and Trends in Contraceptive Use Among Women Attending Title X Clinics and a National Sample of Low-Income Women, Christina I. Fowler, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Emily Decker, Julia Gable, Jiantong Wang, Brittni Frederiksen, Ana Carolina Loyola Briceño, and Susan B. Moskosky

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Rural Health Clinic Costs and Medicare Reimbursement, John A. Gale MS, Zachariah T. Croll MPH, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Behavioral Health in Rural America: Challenges and Opportunities [EXECUTIVE SUMMARY], John A. Gale MS; Jaclyn Janis BSN, RN; and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Behavioral Health in Rural America: Challenges and Opportunities, John A. Gale MS; Jaclyn Janis BSN, RN; Andrew F. Coburn PhD; and Hanna Rochford MPH

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Financial Alignment Initiative Massachusetts One Care: Third Evaluation Report, Elizabeth Gattine JD, Frances Jimenez BA, Matthew Toth PhD, Paul Moore MA, Joyce Wang MPH, Emily Vreeland MS, Lanre Adisa BA, Wayne Anderson PhD, and Angela Greene MS

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Financial Alignment Initiative Massachusetts One Care: Second Evaluation Report, Elizabeth Gattine JD, Martha Elbaum Williamson MPA, Joyce Wang MPH, Yiyan Liu PhD, Emily Gillen PhD, Giuseppina Chiri PhD, Melissa Morely PhD, Wayne Anderson PhD, and Angela Greene MS

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Financial Alignment Initiative New York Fully Integrated Duals Advantage (FIDA) Program First Evaluation Report, Eileen J. Griffin JD, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, Winnie Chi PhD, Paul Moore MA, Brieanne Lyda-McDonald MS, Quantesa Roberts MA, Nga Thach BS, Emily Vreeland MS, Wayne Anderson PhD, and Angela Greene MS