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 2010

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Molecular Epidemiology of Syphilis—San Francisco, 2004-2007, Kenneth A. Katz MD, Allen Pillay PhD, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Robert P. Kohn MPH, Keith Hermanstyne MD, Kyle T. Bernstein PhD, Ronald C. Ballard PhD, and Jeffrey D. Klausner PhD

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Access to Mental Health Services and Family Impact of Rural Children with Mental Health Problems, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS; Erika C. Ziller PhD; David Lambert PhD; Melanie M. Race MS; and Anush Yousefian Hansen MS, MA

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Mental Health Problems Have Considerable Impact on Rural Children and Their Families, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS; Erika C. Ziller PhD; David Lambert PhD; Melanie Race MS; and Anush Yousefian Hansen MS, MA

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The Cost of Defensive Medicine in the United States, J. William Thomas PhD, Erika C. Ziller PhD, and Deborah Thayer MBA

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Low Costs of Defensive Medicine, Small Savings from Tort Reform, J. William Thomas PhD, Erika C. Ziller PhD, and Deborah A. Thayer MBA

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Access to rural mental health services: Service use and out-of-pocket costs, Erika C. Ziller PhD; Nathaniel J. Anderson MS, MPH; and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

Publications from 2009

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Increased Knowledge of Safe and Appropriate Penicillin Injection After Viewing Brief Instructional Video Titled "How to Inject Bicillin LA", Sarah Gertler MPH, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, and Jeffrey D. Klausner PhD

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Profile of rural health insurance coverage: A chartbook, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, Erika C. Ziller PhD, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Health Insurance Profile Indicates Need to Expand Coverage in Rural Areas, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS; Erika C. Ziller PhD; Andrew F. Coburn PhD; and Nathaniel J. Anderson MS, MPH

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Active Living for Rural Youth: Addressing Physical Inactivity in Rural Communities, Anush Yousefian Hansen MS, MA; Erika C. Ziller PhD; Jon Swartz BA; and David Hartley PhD, MHA

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Using Surveillance Data to Monitor Entry Into Care of Newly Diagnosed HIV-infected Persons: San Francisco, 2006-2007, Nicola M. Zetola, Kyle T. Bernstein PhD, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Julia L. Marcus, Susan S. Philip, Guiliano Nieri, Diane Jones, C. Bradley Hare, Ling Hsu, Susan Scheer, and Jeffrey D. Klausner PhD

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Remote Possibilities: The Struggle for Small, Rural Business Owners to Provide Coverage for Their Employees is Daunting, Erika C. Ziller PhD

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Private health insurance in rural areas: Challenges and opportunities, Erika C. Ziller PhD and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Rural coverage gaps decline following public health insurance expansions, Erika C. Ziller PhD and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Rural-urban differences in health care access vary across measures, Erika C. Ziller PhD and Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS

Submissions from 2008

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The Underinsured in Rural America: The Root of the Problem and Possible Solutions, Andrew F. Coburn PhD and Erika C. Ziller PhD

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Use of Mental Health Services by Rural Children, David Lambert PhD, Erika C. Ziller PhD, and Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS

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Limited Knowledge and Use of HIV Post- And Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Among Gay and Bisexual Men, Albert Liu, Pravina Kittredge, Eric Vittinghoff, H. Raymond, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Tim Matheson, Jennifer Hecht, Jeffrey D. Klausner PhD, and Susan Buchbinder

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Rural-urban Differences in Work Patterns Among Adults with Depressive Symptoms, Lisa Morris PhD; Stephenie L. Loux MS; Erika C. Ziller PhD; and David Hartley PhD, MHA

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Evaluation of a New Point-Of-Care Serologic Assay for Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection, Susan S. Philip, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Clara Shayevich, Romeo de la Roca, MaryAnn Williams, Daniel Wilson, Kyle T. Bernstein PhD, and Jeffrey D. Klausner PhD

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High Prevalence of Gonococcal and Chlamydial Infection in Men Who Have Sex With Men With Newly Diagnosed HIV Infection: An Opportunity for Same-Day Presumptive Treatment, Karen C. Scott, Susan S. Philip, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Charlotte K. Kent, and Jeffrey D. Klausner PhD

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Active Living for Rural Youth [Policy Brief], Anush Yousefian Hansen MS, MA; Erika C. Ziller PhD; Jon Swartz BA; and David Hartley PhD, MHA

Rural Adults Face "parity" Problems and Other Barriers to Appropriate Medical Care, Erika C. Ziller PhD; Nathaniel J. Anderson MS, MPH; and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Uninsured Rural Families, Erika C. Ziller PhD; Andrew F. Coburn PhD; Nathaniel J. Anderson MS, MPH; and Stephanie L. Loux MS

Publications from 2007

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Trends in the Use of Sexually Transmitted Disease Diagnostic Technologies in California, 1996-2003, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, K. Jayne Bradbury MPH, Heidi M. Bauer PhD, Michael C. Samuel DrPH, Gail Gould, Giannina Donnatoni PhD, Chandra Higgins MPH, Peter Kerndt MD, and Gail Bolan MD

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HIV Partner Notification Outcomes for HIV-infected Patients by Duration of Infection, San Francisco, 2004 to 2006, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Charlotte K. Kent PhD, Robert P. Kohn MPH, Giuliano Nieri BA, Andrew Reynolds BA, Susan Philip MD, and Jeffrey D. Klausner MD

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Assessment of Maine's Long-Term Care Needs Baseline Report: Demographics and Use of Long Term Care Services in Maine, Stuart Bratesman MPP, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Karen Mauney, Catherine McGuire BS, Louise Olsen, and Jasper Ziller

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Maine State Employee Survey on Disability, Commission on Disability and Employment, Department of Financial and Administrative Services Bureau of Human Resources, and Muskie School of Public Service University of Southern Maine

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Use of Critical Access Hospital Emergency Rooms by Patients with Mental Health Symptoms, David Hartley PhD, MHA; Erika C. Ziller PhD; Stephenie L. Loux MS; John A. Gale MS; David Lambert PhD; and Anush Yousefian Hansen MS, MA

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Predictors of Incident Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infections in Young Women at Risk for Unintended Pregnancy in San Francisco, Nicholas J. Moss, Cynthia C. Harper, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Katherine Scott, Susan Kao, Nancy Padian, Tina Raine, and Jeffrey D. Klausner PhD

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The Use and Performance of Oral-Throat Rinses to Detect Pharyngeal Neisseria Gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia Trachomatis Infections, John R. Papp, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Christi Phillips, Charlotte K. Kent PhD, Susan Philip MD, and Jeffrey D. Klausner PhD

Re-mapping Land Use: Remote sensing, institutional approaches and landscape boundaries, Firooza Pavri PhD

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Barriers to Medicare Hospice Utilization: A Qualitative Study of Maine's Medicare Hospice Providers, Judith B. Tupper DHEd, CHES, CPPS

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Indicators of Use of Methamphetamine and Other Substances Among Men Who Have Sex With Men, San Francisco, 2003-2006, Jason Vaudrey, H. Fisher Raymond, Sanny Chen, Jennifer Hecht, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, and Willi McFarland

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Rural Families More Likely to be Uninsured and Have Different Sources of Coverage, Erika C. Ziller PhD; Andrew F. Coburn PhD; Nathaniel J. Anderson MS, MPH; and Stephanie L. Loux MS

Publications from 2006

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Healthy Penis: San Francisco's Social Marketing Campaign to Increase Syphilis Testing Among Gay and Bisexual Men, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Charlotte K. Kent, Jorge A. Montoya, Harlan Rotblatt, Peter Kerndt MD, and Jeffrey D. Klausner PhD

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The Decline in Clinical Sequelae of Genital Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection Supports Current Control Strategies, Nicolas J. Moss, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Charlotte K. Kent, and Jeffrey D. Klausner PhD

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The Acceptability and Feasibility of the Positive Reinforcement Opportunity Project, a Community-Based Contingency Management Methamphetamine Treatment Program for Gay and Bisexual Men in San Francisco, Frank V. Strona, Jacque McCright, Hanna Hjord, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, Steven Tierney, Steven Shoptaw, and Jeffrey D. Klausner PhD

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Out-Of-Pocket Health Spending And The Rural Underinsured, Erika C. Ziller PhD; Andrew F. Coburn PhD; and Anush Yousefian Hansen MS,MA

Publications from 2005

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Community Partnerships for Older Adults: A Case Study, Elise J. Bolda PhD, Jane I. Lowe, George L. Maddox, and Beverly S. Patnaik

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Quality Indicators for Home and Community-based Services in Maine [Report], Julie T. Fralich MBA, Carolyn E. Gray MPH, Louise Olsen, and Jasper Ziller

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Mental Health Encounters in Critical Access Hospital Emergency Rooms: A National Survey, David Hartley PhD, MHA; John A. Gale MS; Erika C. Ziller PhD; Stephenie L. Loux MS; and Anush Yousefian Hansen MS, MA

Publications from 2004

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Ending Social Work's Grudge Match: Problems Versus Strengths, J. Curtis McMillen, Lisa A. Morris PhD, and Michael Sherraden

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Characterizing wetland landscapes: a spatio-temporal analysis of remotely sensed data at Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas, Firooza Pavri and James S. Aber

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Patterns of Individual Health Insurance Coverage, 1996-2000, Erika C. Ziller PhD, Andrew F. Coburn PhD, Timothy D. McBride PhD, and Courtney Andrews

Publications from 2003

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Perceptions of Discrimination Among Persons With Serious Mental Illness, Patrick Corrigan, Vetta Thompson, David Lambert PhD, Yvette Sangster, Jeffrey G. Noel, and Jean Campbell

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Monitoring Forest Cover Trends in Northeastern Kansas through Historical and Multi-Temporal Satellite-Image Analysis, Firooza Pavri, James S. Aber, Juliet A. Wallace, and Matthew C. Nowak

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Institutional efficacy in resource management: temporally Congruent Embeddedness for Forest Systems of Western India, Firooza Pavri Ph.D. and Sanjay Deshmukh

Submissions from 2002

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Patterns of health insurance coverage among rural and urban children [Article], Andrew F. Coburn PhD, Timothy D. McBride PhD, and Erika C. Ziller PhD

Publications from 1998

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Gender, migration and the organisation of work under economic devolution: Ecuador, 1982-90, Lawrence A. Brown, Firooza Pavri, and Victoria A. Lawson