Muskie School of Public Service

Faculty member Elise Bolda

Faculty member Dr. Elise Bolda from the Muskie School's graduate program in Public Health and former chair of the program will be retiring in 2018. A large gathering of faculty, students, alumni and friends came together to celebrate Elise's many years of service to USM and the Muskie School.  Dr. Bolda's research portfolio included serving as Project Director for North Carolina’s Dual Eligible Planning Grant to develop a strategic framework and implementation plan for an integrated delivery model to meet the needs of those eligible for Medicare and Medicaid from 2011 to 2014, serving as National Program Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Community Partnerships for Older Adults initiative from 2000-2010, and serving as project director on multiple applied policy analyses for Maine's Bureau of Medical Assistance and Maine's Bureau of Elder and Adult Services from 1995 to 2000). She also has served as Principal Investigator (PI) for several Maine Rural Health Research Center. Elise began her career working with older adults and adults with disabilities, community leaders, and state policy makers in Vermont and in North Carolina.