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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Publications from 2015

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The Relationship Between Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Liver Enzymes Among Healthy Premenopausal Women: A Prospective Cohort Study, Maya K. Shimony, Karen C. Schliep, Enrique F. Schlisterman PhD, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Lindsey A. Sjaarda PhD, Yaron Rotman, Neil J. Perkins, Anna Z. Pollack, and Jean Wactawski-Wende PhD

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Low Dose Aspirin and Preterm Birth: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Robert M. Silver MD, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Luchin F. Wong MD, Neil J. Perkins PhD, Noya Galai PhD, Laurie L. Lesher MBA, David Faraggi PhD, Jean Wactawski-Wende PhD, Janet M. Townsend MD, Anne M. Lynch MD, Sunni L. Mumford PhD, Lindsey Sjaarda PhD, and Enrique F. Schisterman PhD

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Implications of Rural Residence and Single Mother Status for Maternal Smoking Behaviors, Jean A. Talbot PhD, Donald Szlosek MPH, and Erika C. Ziller PhD

Mental Health First Aid in Rural Communities [Presentation], Erika C. Ziller PhD

Delay, Forego, Strategize: Affordability of Medical Care Among Rural Adults [Presentation], Erika C. Ziller PhD and Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS

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Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act, Erika C. Ziller PhD, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Out-of-Pocket Spending among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries, Erika C. Ziller PhD, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Rural Adults Delay, Forego, and Strategize to Afford Their Pre-ACA Health Care, Erika C. Ziller PhD, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Rural Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries Spend More out-of-Pocket Than Their Urban Counterparts, Erika C. Ziller PhD, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

Publications from 2014

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Seasonal Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy and the Risks of Preterm Delivery and Small for Gestational Age Birth, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Carol Louik, Stephen Kerr, Allen A. Mitchell, and Martha M. Werler

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Serum Leptin Levels and Reproductive Function During the Menstrual Cycle, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Catherine J. Vladitiu PhD, Sunni L. Mumford PhD, Karen C. Schliep PhD, Neil J. Perkins PhD, Jean Wactawski-Wende PhD, and Enrique F. Schisterman PhD

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The Effect of Physical Activity Across the Menstrual Cycle on Reproductive Function, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Catherine J. Vladitiu PhD, Sunni L. Mumford PhD, Karen C. Schliep PhD, Neil J. Perkins PhD, Jean Wactawski-Wende PhD, and Enrique F. Schisterman PhD

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The Effect of Physical Activity Across the Menstrual Cycle on Reproductive Function, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Catherine J. Vladitiu PhD, Sunni L. Mumford PhD, Karen C. Schliep PhD, Neil J. Perkins PhD, Jean Wactawski-Wende PhD, and Enrique F. Schisterman PhD

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Creating Quality Improvement Culture in Public Health Agencies, Mary V. Davis DrPH, MSPH; Elizabeth Mahanna MPH; Brenda M. Joly PhD, MPH; Michael Zelek MPH; William J. Riley PhD; Pooja Verma MPH; and Jessica Solomon Fisher MCP

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Biological Variability in Serum anti-Müllerian Hormone Throughout the Menstrual Cycle in Ovulatory and Sporadic Anovulatory Cycles in Eumenorrheic Women, Kerrie A. Kissel MD, M. R. Danaher, Enrique F. Schisterman PhD, Jean Wactawski-Wende PhD, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Karen C. Schliep PhD, Lindsey A. Sjaarda PhD, and Sunni L. Mumford PhD

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Profile of Rural Residential Care Facilities: A chartbook, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, Eileen Griffin JD, Zachariah T. Croll MPH, Erika C. Ziller PhD, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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High Deductible Health Insurance Plans in Rural Areas, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, Erika C. Ziller PhD, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Rural residents more likely to be enrolled in high-deductible health plans, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, Erika C. Ziller PhD, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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To Prepare Students for an Interconnected World – Connect with China, Joseph McDonnell PhD

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Association of Cadmium, Lead and Mercury With Paraoxonase 1 Activity in Women, Anna Z. Pollack, Lindsey A. Sjaarda PhD, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Sunni L. Mumford PhD, Richard W. Browne, Jean Wactawski-Wende PhD, and Enrique F. Schisterman PhD

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Sexual Activity, Endogenous Reproductive Hormones and Ovulation in Premenopausal Women, Ankita Prasad BA, Sunni L. Mumford PhD, Germaine M. Buck Lewis, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Lindsey A. Sjaarda PhD, Karen C. Schliep PhD, Neil J. Perkins PhD, Kerrie A. Kissel MD, Jean Wactaski-Wende PhD, and Enrique F. Schisterman PhD

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Depressive symptoms and their relationship with endogenous reproductive hormones and sporadic anovulation in premenopausal women, Ankita Prasad BA, Enrique F. Schisterman PhD, Karen C. Schliep PhD, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Lindsey A. Sjaarda PhD, Neil J. Perkins PhD, Rebecca Mattyas BA, Jean Wactawski-Wende PhD, and Sunni L. Mumford PhD

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Luteal phase deficiency in regularly menstruating women: prevalence and overlap in identification based on clinical and biochemical diagnostic criteria, Karen C. Schliep PhD, Sunni L. Mumford PhD, Ahmad O. Hammoud MD, Joseph B. Stanford, Kerrie A. Kissel MD, Lindsey A. Sjaarda PhD, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Jean Wactawski-Wende PhD, Pauline Mendola, and Enrique F. Schisterman PhD

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Implications of rurality and psychiatric status for diabetic care use among adults with diabetes, Jean A. Talbot PhD, Erika C. Ziller PhD, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, and David Hartley PhD

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Health insurance coverage of low-income rural children increases and is more continuous following CHIP implementation, Erika C. Ziller PhD

Rural implications of ACA Medicaid expansions, Erika C. Ziller PhD

Publications from 2013

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Antiherpetic Medication Use and the Risk of Gastroschisis: Findings From the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2007, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Marlene T. Anderka, Marcia L. Feldkamp, Mark A. Canfield, Allen A. Mitchell MD, and Martha M. Werler ScD

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A Time and Place for Causal Inference Methods in Perinatal and Paediatric Epidemiology, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD and Enrique F. Schisterman PhD

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Risks and Safety of Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Vaccine in Pregnancy: Birth Defects, Spontaneous Abortion, Preterm Delivery, and Small for Gestational Age Infants, Christina D. Chambers, Diana Johnson, Ronhui Xu, Yunjun Luo, Carol Louik ScD, Allen A. Mitchell, Michael Schatz, Kenneth L. Jones, and The OTIS Research Group

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Can the past inform us about Sebago Lake’s future?, Firooza Pavri, Jean MacRae, Anna Springsteen, and Abraham Dailey

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Land use and socioeconomic influences on a vulnerable freshwater resource in northern New England, Firooza Pavri, Anna Springsteen, Abraham Dailey, and Jean D. MacRae

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Rural Considerations in Establishing Network Adequacy Standards for Qualified Health Plans in State and Regional Health Insurance Exchanges, Jean A. Talbot PhD, Andrew F. Coburn PhD, Erika C. Ziller PhD, and Zachariah T. Croll BA

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Examining MaineCare’s Coverage Options Under the Affordable Care Act, Erika C. Ziller PhD and Trish Riley

Books from 2012

Wetland Environments: A Global Perspective, James S. Aber, Susan Aber, and Firooza Pavri

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Correcting for Exposure Misclassification Using Survival Analysis With a Time-Varying Exposure, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Timothy L. Lash DSc, Carol Louik ScD, Allen A. Mitchell MD, and Martha M. Werler ScD

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Rural Implications of Geographic Rating of Health Insurance Premiums, Andrew F. Coburn PhD, Erika C. Ziller PhD, Zachariah T. Croll BA, and Elizabeth Kilbreth PhD

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Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities: Population and Service Use Trends in Maine, 2012 Edition, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Stuart Bratesman MPP, Louise Olsen, Catherine McGuire BS, Jasper Ziller, Karen Mauney, and Catherine Gunn

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Development of the Rural Active Living Perceived Environmental Support Scale (RALPESS), M. Reneé Umstattd PhD; Stephanie L. Baller; Erin Hennessy MPH; David Hartley PhD, MHA; Christina D. Economos PhD; Raymond R. Hyatt PhD; Anush MS, MA Yousefian; and Jeffrey S. Hallam PhD

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Health Status, Service Use and Cost among MaineCare Children in Foster Care, Erika C. Ziller PhD; Tina Gressani; Catherine McGuire BS; Kimberley S. Fox MPA; and Kyra Chamberlain MS, RN

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Health Care Access and Use Among the Rural Uninsured [Article], Erika C. Ziller PhD, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

Publications from 2011

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Folic Acid Intake and Spina Bifida in the Era of Dietary Folic Acid Fortification, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Mahsa M. Zahdy, Allen A. Mitchell MD, and Martha M. Werler ScD

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CO-OP Health Plans: Can They Help Fix Rural America's Health Insurance Markets?, Andrew F. Coburn PhD, Jean A. Talbot PhD, Erika C. Ziller PhD, and Zach T. Croll BA

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Geospatial Technologies Will Affect our Future, Firooza Pavri

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Institutional Contexts, Forest Resources, and Local Communities in Western India: a Gendered Analysis, Firooza Pavri

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Integrating multispectral ASTER and LiDAR data to characterize coastal wetland landscapes in the northeastern United States, Firooza Pavri, Abraham Dailey, and Vinton Valentine

Assessing Land Use and Riparian Buffers Along Maine's Presumpscot Watershed Using Landsat Thematic Mapper, Firooza Pavri Ph.D. and Timothy Lynch

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Use of Antiepileptic Medications in Pregnancy in Relation to Risks of Birth Defects, Martha M. Werler ScD, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Jaclyn L. F. Bosco MPH, Marlene T. Anderka ScD, Suzanne M. Gilboa PhD, and Lewis B. Holmes MD

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Health Care Access and Use Among the Rural Uninsured [Policy Brief], Erika C. Ziller PhD, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

Submissions from 2010

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Impact of Employment Transitions on Health Insurance Coverage of Rural Residents, Nathaniel J. Anderson MS, MPH; Erika C. Ziller PhD; Melanie M. Race MS; and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Many Urban and Rural Workers Lose Health Insurance During Job Transitions, Nathaniel J. Anderson MS, MPH; Erika C. Ziller PhD; Melanie M. Race MS; and Andrew F. Coburn PhD