Latarsha Chisholm, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the School of Global Health Management and Informatics at the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining the department in 2012, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina. She received her Ph.D. in health services research in 2010 from the University of Florida.
Areas of Expertise
  • Aging
  • Primary and Secondary Data Collection
  • On-line teaching
  • B.S., University of Florida
  • M.S.W., University of South Florida
  • Ph.D., University of Florida
  • NIH/NIA Post-doctoral fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC


Latarsha Chisholm, Ph.D., M.S.W. is an associate professor in the School of Global Health Management & Informatics. Dr. Chisholm's research focuses on aging, quality of care, disparities, dementia care, and innovation dissemination & implementation, with an emphasis on minority aging. Dr. Chisholm research has focused on implementing an evidence-based interventions Dr. Chisholm uses primary and secondary data to answer pertinent questions related to minority aging and, she is transitioning her research to include interventions studies. She has collaborated on intervention studies focused on quality improvement among long-term care residents. Dr. Chisholm has continued to expand her expertise in intervention studies by participating in several clinical trial trainings.
Research Interests
  • Long-term services and support
  • Quality of care
  • Disparities
  • Dementia care
  • Implementation and dissemination

Faculty Cluster Initiatives

Secondary Joint Appointment in the Disability, Aging, and Technology

Current Funded Research and Projects

2023-2024 GUIDE+ACP Video Intervention Implementation in Nursing Homes Purpose: The overall objectives of this feasibility study are to develop the Guide Uniform Implementation Document Evaluation (GUIDE) and to improve staff adherence (primary outcome) to the ACP video intervention. Role: Investigator Total: $129,600 2022-2025 Adopt the Advanced Dementia Prognostic Tool for high-Medicaid Nursing Homes Source: Florida Department of Health Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program Purpose: To test the feasibility of implementing the Advanced Dementia Prognostic tool in high Medicaid nursing homes. Co-Principal Investigator: Susanny Beltran, Ph.D. Total: $99.883.00 ($15,815, 4% Effort Years 1-3)


  • 2022-2023 The Mayers-Rothschild Designation of Excellence in Person-Centered Long-Term Care Project Implementation Sub-committee
  • 2022-Present Long-term support and services expert panel for NASEM Report
  • 2021-2022 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Technical Expert Panel for Nursing Home Covid Coordinating Center
  • 2015-2019 AcademyHealth LTSS Advisory Committee


  • 2014 - 2016 Loan Repayment Program, NIH
  • 2018 Butler Williams Scholar Program, NIH/NIA
  • 2018 Research Incentive Award, University of Central Florida
  • 2013 New Connections Research Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • 2013 College of Public Affairs Research Fellow, University of Central Florida
  • 2009 Disparities Interest Group Emerging Scholar, AcademyHealth


Fall and Spring
  • HSA 4702 Research Methods, an introduction to the research process
  • HSA 3222 Long-Term Care & Administration, an introduction to various long-term services and support