Karen B. Pearson, MLIS, MA

Maine Rural Health Research Center

Phone: 207.780.4553
Fax: 207.228.8138
Email: karen.pearson@maine.edu
X: @Karen_B_Pearson

University of Southern Maine
PO Box 9300
34 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04104-9300

Completed Projects - (1)

  • Database for Rural Health Research in Progress
    This searchable database of current rural health services research and policy analysis includes all ORHP-funded studies as well as research funded by other federal agencies, major private foundations and other sources.
    Research center: Maine Rural Health Research Center
    Topic: Health services

Publications - (8)


  • Ambulance Deserts: Geographic Disparities in the Provision of Ambulance Services
    Maine Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 05/2023
    Access to timely ambulance service is an essential part of the emergency medical system. Yet ambulance access varies widely with significant gaps across the country. This research identifies places and people that are more than 25 minutes from an ambulance station, also called an ambulance desert.