Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Disability and Aging, Population Health and Health Policy

Elise Bolda

Chair, Graduate Program in Public Health (MPH); Associate Research Professor
Elise Bolda


413 Wishcamper Center

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-4847

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.

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Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!


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