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Sheryl A. Larson, Ph.D. is a Principal Investigator and Research Manager 3 at the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration (ICI) where she has worked since 1988. Sherri directs the national Residential Information Systems Project, studies in the Research and Training Center on Community Living, and other sponsored research focusing on long-term supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has had 51 federal, stateand local grant-funded research, training, or technical assistance projects focused on people with severe disabilities including intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Dr. Larson has authored or co-authored 3 books, 33 book chapters, 48 peer-reviewed journal articles, and more than 100 technical reports and other products. She made more than 250 presentations at professional conferences, workshops, and seminars in nearly every state and in Australia, Canada, France, and South AfricaHer research findings are used by state and federal governmental agencies, advocates and family members, provider organizations, and the press.

Research interests

My work includes evaluation, policy, survey, and intervention research; secondary analysis of large data sets; and research syntheses. My research interests include

Medicaid long-term supports and services,

Social Security Income

Transition from school to adult living


Direct Support Professional and Supervisor recruitment, retention and training,

Access to health care,

Quality assurance and enhancement, and

Inclusive community-based supports for people with disabilities. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Minnesota

Award Date: Jul 31 1997

MA, University of Minnesota

Award Date: May 31 1989

Research Interest Keywords

  • medicaid
  • deinstitutionalization
  • people with intellectual disabilities
  • staff recruitment
  • long term supports and services
  • staff turnover
  • social security
  • transition to adulthood


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