Sara Kahn-Troster


  • MPH, University of Southern Maine, 2015
  • MA, Fordham University, 2004
  • BA, Brandeis University, 2001


Sara Kahn-Troster is a Policy Associate at the University of Southern Maine, working as part of the Maine Rural Health Research Center and the Flex Monitoring Team since 2015. Sara’s portfolio with the FMT focuses on the evaluation of State Flex Program activities across the program areas, CAH-based interventions to address the continuum of care around substance use disorders, and population health improvement. She has also worked with the Maine Rural Health Research Center to examine the closure of inpatient psychiatric beds in rural communities. During her time at USM, Sara has collaborated extensively with the Maine Health Access Foundation, serving as the evaluator for their Rural Health Transformation grants program and co-authoring the Maine Rural Health Innovation Briefs.

Research Interests

  • Population health
  • Rural health systems of care
  • Access to care
  • Rural health policy