About Joseph Zamboni

Professor Zamboni has a background in law and policy and works for both the State of Maine government in program and policy development, as well the federal government as an intermittent public health advisor. He regularly works on policy impacting those dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, which often includes our aging and disability populations. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, he worked on the planning and implementing of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) funds in Maine, (part of the $1.9 trillion in overall national spending to support relief and economic recovery efforts). He also works on Maine’s Age-Friendly Initiative, which seeks to improve Maine’s aging policies across all sectors.

Professor Zamboni is an experienced policy professional with interests in health, health care, aging, and disability. He especially enjoys the intersection of public health policy and law. Along with a career in health care policy and oversight, he has a dedicated history in higher education. He is often consulted on public health nonprofit organization management, public speaking, research, program development, and teaching. In addition to his background in law, he has both a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Public Management, (MPM).


  • PH310 Public Health Law and Ethics
  • PH317 Management in Health Services and Medical Care
  • PH319 Environmental Public Health Law and Ethics
  • PH321 Controversies in Health Economics

Community Engagement

Professor Zamboni volunteers frequently, including for the Maine Medical Malpractice Screening Panel, the Portland Zoning Board of Appeals, as a therapeutic foster parent, and he serves on multiple county and state-level committees.

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