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.

Learn more about the Muskie School of Public Service

Follow


Capstones from 2019

PDF

Addressing Critical Shortages: An Examination of Supports For Early Career Special Educators in Maine, Diane R. Nadeau

PDF

Future Workforce Development in Maine: The effects of sudden demographic, socioeconomic, and labor market change, Paul L. Young

Capstones from 2018

PDF

Developing Recommendations to Prepare Individualized and Low Health Literacy Appropriate Health Education Material for Stroke Patients, Sanzida Anzuman

PDF

A Qualitative Assessment of New Graduate Nurse Practitioners First Year of Practice, Alex Beggs RN, MSN

PDF

Engaging Millennials In Behavioral Health Education, Melissa Boynton

PDF

Exploring Best Practices in Recruiting Rural Maine Cancer Patients and Their Families to Participate in Focus Groups, Mary Caron

PDF

Mobile Health Applications: Background Research and Best Practices, Piper Cassidy

PDF

The Value and Utility of a Communication Toolkit for Promoting Colorectal Cancer Awareness, Stephanie Gagne

PDF

Accountable Care Organization Attribution Methods, Jay Knowlton

PDF

Count the Uncountable: The impact of Population Density on the Landscape of Haiti, Jarvis Thanex Louis

PDF

Direct Care Nursing Aide Turnover in Long-Term Care Facility, Qilian Luo

PDF

Lung Cancer Screening Provider Survey, Lindsay McFarren

PDF

The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion and Food Insecurity Rates, Mary Moran

PDF

A Current Look at Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) – What do we know today about V-BID’s ability to control health plan costs and improve the quality of health care, Charlotte Pease

PDF

Provider Recommendations for High Quality End-of-Life Care for Advanced Heart Failure Patients, Molly Pinho

PDF

Hepatitis C in Injection Drug Users: A Study of a Detoxification Program in Maine, Meghan Rousselle

PDF

Children’s Oral Health in Maine: The Surveillance System, Leah Webber

PDF

Early Data from the Maine Ombudsman’s Hospital Advocacy Program: A Deeper Look at Difficult to Place Patients, Joseph Zamboni

Capstones from 2017

PDF

A Guide for Assessing Older Adults’ Needs on Maine Islands, Beatrice Byrne

PDF

Qualitative Evaluation of MaineHealth Learning Resource Center's Perceived Value on Patient Empowerment and Health Literacy, Amy Danehower

PDF

Palliative Players: Project Development and Initial Implementation, Eliza Eager

PDF

Evaluation of Childhood Exposure to Lead in Community Water Systems in Maine, Nicholas Flavin

PDF

Assessment of the Use of Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution by Maine Buprenorphine/Naloxone Prescribers, Stephen Kirsch

PDF

Urine Cotinine in Children and Parental Behavior Modification: A Pilot Study, Teresa Lachance

PDF

Integrating Public Health into Planning: Promising Practices for Regional Planning Councils, Zoe Miller

PDF

Foodborne Illness Risk Factor Study: Phase III, Brianna Nalley

PDF

New Outpatient Experience Survey Design: A Quality Improvement Case Study, Nathan Paluso

PDF

Development of Health Education Materials to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections among University of Southern Maine Students, Lily Parenteau

PDF

An Analysis of Public Health Employers Experience with Muskie’s Master of Public Health Students, Catherine Peranzi

PDF

Recommendations to Recruit and Retain Older Adults in Southern Maine, Hannah Ruhl

PDF

A Secondary Analysis in Support of the Community Health Needs Assessment for Oasis Free Clinics, Jillian Wheeler

Capstones from 2016

PDF

Grant Writing in Higher Education, Amos Bean

PDF

Capstone Summary Report, Kayla Blais

PDF

An Analysis of Women’s Access to Acute Opioid Detoxification Services in Maine: Identifying the Barriers to Treatment, Karen E. Conley

PDF

Population Health Improvement Through Coordination of Care, Trevey Davis

PDF

Analysis of the Efforts of Urban and Rural Health Systems to Achieve Accountable Care Organization Target Goals for Dilated Eye Exams in Individuals with Diabetes, Michele Gilliam

PDF

Monhegan: A Prescription for Resilience, Kenneth Paul Kiel Gross

PDF

Implementing a Good Catch Program in Nursing Homes, Leigh Raposo

Capstones from 2015

PDF

Evidence Informed Checklist Increase Patient Experience of Quietness During a Hospital Stay, Monica Alborg

PDF

Portland Bicycle Share Health Impact Assessment, Nicole A. Anderson

PDF

An Assessment of the Built Environment and Inclusivity of Older Adults in Community Planning in Portland, Maine, Elizabeth A. Bissonnette

PDF

Why Waste Waste? A Strategic Plan to Achieve Zero Waste in Portland, Maine, Nathan J. Broaddus

PDF

Issues of Sovereignty in Wabanaki Communities and Impacts on Health Outcomes, Ralph E. Cammack

PDF

Foodborne Illness Risk Factor Study, Kathi-Anne M. Fortin

PDF

Evaluation of Patient to Provider Oriented Telemedicine in Hospitals and Physician Practices, Macklin G. Gaynor

PDF

Policy Considerations for Community Health Workers in an Era of Health Reform, Sara Kahn-Troster

PDF

Policy Options for Recruiting and Retaining Rural Primary Care Physicians in Maine, Casey Lancaster

PDF

Restraints Preventing a Successful Young Farmer Population in Maine: Obstacles to Land & Loans, Randy W. Lautz

PDF

Conception to Implementation: Quality Improvement in Behavioral Health Home Organizations, Elizabeth A. Miller

PDF

Telephone Usage at Mercy Hospital's Primary Care Practices, Julia C. Nason