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 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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Sustainable Public-Private Strategies to Improve Population Health in Maine: Annotated Bibliography, Zachariah Croll 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

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Short interpregnancy intervals and adverse pregnancy outcomes by maternal age in the United States, Sarah C. Haight MPH; Carol J. Hogue PhD, MPH; Cheryl L. Raskind-Hood MS, MPH; and Katherine A. Ahrens PhD

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Female Age at First Sexual Intercourse by Rural-Urban Residence and Birth Cohort., Jaclyn A. Janis BSN, RN, MPH; Katherine A. Ahrens PhD; and Erika C. Ziller PhD

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Availability of Services Related to Achieving Pregnancy in U.S. Publicly Funded Family Planning Clinics, Ana Carolina Loyola Briceno MPH; Katherine A. Ahrens PhD; Marie E. Thoma PhD, MPH; and Susan Moskowsky

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The Health Care Costs of Financial Exploitation in Maine, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, Yvonne Jonk PhD, Deborah Thayer MBA, Catherine McGuire BS, Stuart Bratesman MPP, Charles A. Smith PhD, and Erika C. Ziller PhD

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Advancing Tobacco Prevention and Control in Rural America, Jean A. Talbot PhD; Martha Elbaum Williamson MPA; Karen B. Pearson MLIS, MA; Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS; Erika C. Ziller PhD; Frances Jimenez; Nathan Paluso MPH; Louisa Munk; Jaclyn Janis BSN, RN; and Paula F. Clayton MS, RDN, LD

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Advancing Tobacco Prevention and Control in Rural America: Executive Summary, Jean A. Talbot PhD; Martha Elbaum Williamson MPA; Karen B. Pearson MLIS, MA; Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS; Erika C. Ziller PhD; Frances Jimenez; Nathan Paluso MPH; Louisa Munk; Jaclyn Janis BSN, RN; and Paula F. Clayton MS, RDN, LD

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Beyond birth outcomes: Interpregnancy interval and injury-related infant mortality, Marie E. Thoma, Lauren M. Rosen, Dane A. De Silva, Margaret Warner, Alan E. Simon, Susan Moskosky, and Katherine A. Ahrens PhD

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Cardiovascular Health of Mothers in the United States: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2014, Catherine J. Vladutiu, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Sarah Verbiest, M. Kathryn Menard, and Alison M. Stuebe

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Growing Up Rural [Podcast], Erika C. Ziller PhD and Yvonne Jonk PhD

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How Did We Get Here? Rural Health Challenges in America [Podcast], Erika C. Ziller PhD and Yvonne Jonk PhD

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Rural Health in Maine and America vs. the World, Erika C. Ziller PhD and Yvonne Jonk PhD

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Preventive Health Service Use among Rural Women, Erika C. Ziller PhD; Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS; Nathan Paluso MPH; and Jaclyn Janis BSN, RN

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Rural-Urban Differences in the Decline of Adolescent Cigarette Smoking., Erika C. Ziller PhD, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, Nathan Paluso MPH, Jean A. Talbot PhD, and Angela Daley PhD

Publications from 2018

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Birth spacing in the United States - Towards Evidence-Based Recommendations, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD and Jennifer A. Hutcheon

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Optimal Birth Spacing: What Can We Measure and What Do We Want to Know?, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD and Jennifer A. Hutcheon