Sheryl Larson, PhD

Institute on Community Integration
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
2025 E River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-624-6024
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: October 24, 2017

Sheryl Larson

Specialty Resource Contacts: Residential Information Systems Project (RISP), IDD Prevalence, Medicaid LTSS
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Educational Psychology
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Medicaid, Long-term Supports and Services, Direct Support Professional Recruitment and Retention, Prevalence, Active Support, Front-Line Supervisor Recruitment and Retention, Group Homes, Residential Services, Family Supports, Quality Assurance, Outcome Measurement, Disability Statistics, Deinstitutionalization


Sheryl A. Larson, Ph.D. (FAAIDD) is a Principal Investigator and Senior Research Associate at the University of Minnesota’s Research and Training Center on Community Living where she has worked since 1988 directing projects involving evaluation, policy, survey and intervention research, secondary analysis of large data sets and research synthesis on Medicaid, long-term supports and services, access to health care, disability statistics, quality assurance, deinstitutionalization, community inclusion and disability services. Dr. Larson serves on the editorial board of several professional journals, and has served as a grant reviewer or scientific consultant for NIDRR, CDC, CMS and other federal and state agencies. Her current projects include the AIDD funded “Residential Information Systems Project” and “Supporting Individuals and Families Information Systems Project,” and the NIDILR funded “Research and Training Center on Community Living,” “Partnerships in Wellness,” and "National Core Indicators: Advance Exploration of Factors Affecting Quality of Life Outcomes of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities." Dr. Larson has authored or coauthored 3 books, 25 book chapters, 49 peer reviewed journal articles, and more than 100 technical reports and other products and has made presentations in nearly all of the US states and internationally.