Sheryl A Larson
- Senior Research Associate
- Director, Residential Information Systems Project, Supporting Individuals and Families Information Systems project
- Research Director, RTC on Community Living
Sheryl A. Larson, PhD, began providing services to persons with disabilities in 1981. She has been a residential counselor, behavior analyst, program evaluator, consultant, personal advocate and researcher. Dr. Larson earned a B.A. in Psychology and Elementary Education from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is the Research Director at the Research and Training Center on Community Living (U of M) where she has worked since 1988 directing projects involving evaluation, survey and intervention research, secondary analysis of large data sets and research synthesis on access to health care, disability statistics, and disability services. Dr. Larson has authored or coauthored more than 100 publications on those topics. She is an American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Fellow and a consulting editor of Mental Retardation and Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability. Dr. Larson received a Presidential Award from AAIDD for workforce research. She serves on the Minnesota DHS Stakeholders Advisory Committee on Managed Care and completed a five year term on the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities in 2009. She served on The Arc of Minnesota Board of Directors from 2007 to 2010.