Education: University of Vermont, BA, 1974; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MSPH, 1986; PhD, 1995
Research Interests: Residential care/assisted living services, integration of acute and long-term care services, development and evaluation of community-based long-term care services
Professor Bolda teaches Health Care Planning & Marketing and Long Term Care Policy. She has more than 30 years of experience in long term care development and evaluation. Dr. Bolda is the National Program Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Community Partnerships for Older Adults initiative hosted by the Muskie School. While at Muskie, she has conducted applied policy analyses for Maine's Bureau of Medical Assistance and Maine's Bureau of Elder and Adult Services. She has also served as a principal investigator for the Maine Rural Health Research Center rural long-term care research projects.
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Policy Brief on Federal Health Care Reform
In this policy brief, Dr. Andrew Coburn of the Muskie School discusses three of the main components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): health insurance coverage, delivery system improvement, and cost containment, highlighting some of the provisions of the law that have already been implemented and those where important implementation decisions will have to be made.