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 Organizational Leadership, Health Planning & Marketing, and a Research Seminar in Long Term Care Policy. Dr. Bolda currently serves as Project Director for North Carolina’s Dual Eligible Planning Grant helping to develop a strategic framework and implementation plan for an integrated delivery model to meet the needs of those eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. She served as the National Program Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Community Partnerships for Older Adults initiative from 2000-2010. Since joining the Muskie faculty in 1995, she has conducted applied policy analyses for Maine's Bureau of Medical Assistance and Maine's Bureau of Elder and Adult Services. She also has served as Principal Investigator for several Maine Rural Health Research Center long term care research projects. Elise began her career working with older adults and adults with disabilities, community leaders, and state policy makers in Vermont and in North Carolina.