Karen B. Pearson, MLIS, MA

Maine Rural Health Research Center

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

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 policy

Publications - (2)

  • Health Information Exchange: A Strategy for Improving Access for Rural Veterans in the Maine Flex Rural Veterans Health Access Program
    Maine Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 05/2016
    This paper reports on the design and implementation of a first-in-the-nation project to expand rural veterans’ access to healthcare by establishing a bi-directional connection between Maine’s statewide health information exchange (HIE) and Veterans Administration facilities and centers.
  • Rural Health Research in Progress in the Rural Health Research Centers Program, 10th Edition
    Maine Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 02/2006
    Annual monograph providing policymakers with a concise source of rural health services research currently underway in the Rural Health Research Centers funded by the Office of Rural Health Policy. Provides a context for legislation current and proposed that affects rural health services and populations. A summary report booklet is provided to the federal Office of Rural Health Policy prior to the full printing of the monograph. The summary booklet is also distributed to members of the Senate Rural Caucus and the House Rural Health Care Coalition.