Maine Medical Center

Scholarly Work & Enduring Materials

Donald Gemson Resident Award

  • 2023: Grace Price, MD MPH
  • 2021: E. Katherine Nenninger, MD MPH

Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine

  • Tina Holt, MD MSc FACPM

Community collaboration Award, Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME)

  • 2021: Leadership in Preventive Medicine Fellowship

Founder’s Award, Leadership in Preventive Medicine Fellowship

  • 2023: Marin Johnson, MS
  • 2022: Wendy Osgood, MS
  • 2021: Michael Roy, MD
  • 2020: Sharon McDonnell, MD, MPN, BSN & R. Gib Parrish, MD MPH
  • 2019: Tina Holt, MD MSc, FACPM
  • 2018: Jo Linder, MD
  • 2017: Ann Skelton, MD, Peter Bates, MD, Deb Deatrick, MPH


Substance Use Disorder Provider Education Materials

Strategies for Addressing COVID-19

  • Collaboration among MMC, LPM, and UNE with funding from AAMC. 

Just in Five: Brief informational training videos for physicians on behavioral health techniques

COVID –19 Vaccination Campaign Video

Project ECHO

  • Overcoming Barriers to Immigrant Healthcare (2021-2022)
  • Improving Clinical Care with Community Health Workers (2022-2023)


  • Kowalski-Mcgraw M, McLellan RK, Berenji M, Saito K, Green-McKenzie J, Thompson H, Hudson TW 3rd. Electronic Health Records and Occupational Data: A Call for Promoting Interoperability. J Occup Environ Med. 2023 Jul 1;65(7):e520-e526. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002888. Epub 2023 May 26. PMID: 37235451.
  • Isakari M, Sanchez A, Conic R, Peretti J, Saito K, Sitapati AM, Millen M, Longhurst C. Benefits and Challenges of Transitioning Occupational Health to an Enterprise Electronic Health Record. J Occup Environ Med. 2023 Jul 1;65(7):615-620. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002864. Epub 2023 Apr 11. PMID: 37043385; PMCID: PMC10332650.
  • Thakarar K, Kohut M, Stoddard H, Burris D, Chessa F, Sikka MK, Solomon DA, Kershaw CM, Eaton E, Hutchinson R, Fairfield KM, Friedmann P, Stopka TJ. 'I feel like they're actually listening to me': a pilot study of a hospital discharge decision-making conversation guide for patients with injection drug use-associated infections. Ther Adv Infect Dis. 2023 Apr 3;10:20499361231165108. doi: 10.1177/20499361231165108. PMID: 37034032; PMCID: PMC10074622.
  • Brooks YM, Gryskwicz B, Sidaway E, Shelley B, Coroi L, Downing M, Downing T, McDonnell S, Ostrye D, Hoop K, Parrish G. A case study of a community-organized wastewater surveillance in a small community: correlating weekly reported COVID-19 cases with SARS-CoV-2 RNA concentrations during fall 2020 to summer 2021 in Yarmouth, ME. J Water Health. 2023 Mar;21(3):329-342. doi: 10.2166/wh.2023.238. PMID: 37338313.
  • Minnehan KS, Dexter WW, Holt CT, Scharnetzki L, Alex JP, Chin KE, Kokmeyer DJ. Validation of Panoramic Ultrasound Measurement of the Cross-Sectional Area of the Vastus Medialis. J Strength Cond Res. 2023 Jan 1;37(1):41-45. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000004196. Epub 2022 Jan 12. PMID: 36515588.


  • Moore N, Kohut M, Stoddard H, Burris D, Chessa F, Sikka MK, Solomon D, Kershaw CM, Eaton E, Hutchinson R, Fairfield KM, Stopka TJ, Friedmann P, Thakarar K. Health care professional perspectives on discharging hospitalized patients with injection drug use-associated infections. Ther Adv Infect Dis. 2022 Oct 6;9:20499361221126868. doi: 10.1177/20499361221126868. PMID: 36225855; PMCID: PMC9549088.
  • Ivsins A, Fleming T, Barker A, Mansoor M, Thakarar K, Sue K, McNeil R. The practice and embodiment of "goofballs": A qualitative study exploring the co-injection of methamphetamines and opioids. Int J Drug Policy. 2022 Sep;107:103791. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2022.103791. Epub 2022 Jul 10. PMID: 35830749; PMCID: PMC10894463.
  • Thakarar K, Kohut M, Hutchinson R, Bell R, Loeb HE, Burris D, Fairfield KM. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who inject drugs accessing harm reduction services in an rural American state. Harm Reduct J. 2022 Jul 22;19(1):80. doi: 10.1186/s12954-022-00660-2. PMID: 35869523; PMCID: PMC9305035.


  • Gowda V, Cheng G, Saito K. The B Reader Program, Silicosis, and Physician Workload Management: A Niche for AI Technologies. J Occup Environ Med. 2021 Jul 1;63(7):e471-e473. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002271. PMID: 34016915.
  • Thakarar K, Kulkarni A, Lodi S, Walley AY, Lira MC, Forman LS, Colasanti JA, Del Rio C, Samet JH. Emergency Department Utilization Among People Living With HIV on Chronic Opioid Therapy. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2021 Jan-Dec;20:23259582211010952. doi: 10.1177/23259582211010952. PMID: 33888001; PMCID: PMC8072919.