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Mary Lou Ciolfi



University of New Hampshire School of Law

MS, Health Policy

University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service

BA, Romance Languages

University of Chicago


Public Health Law

Public Health Policy

Health Care Policy

Policy Process Theory and Analysis


Current Research

I am currently evaluating a Reframing Aging culture change initiative in Maine. The project is an effort to bring greater awareness to ageism in our society and its harmful impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of older people. We are using a Diffusion of Innovations Theory approach to this work.

Research Interests

Legal aspects of end-of-life planning and health care delivery
Dignity of Risk and Surplus Safety concepts
Social isolation and loneliness in older people
Aging policy

Mary Lou Ciolfi

Mary Lou Ciolfi



Off Campus

Teaching Online