Department: Health Professions

Areas of expertise:

  • Gerontology
  • Long-term care
  • U.S. health care system
  • Health care leadership

April Temple, an associate professor of health services administration, teaches courses on gerontology, long-term care administration, and U.S. and global health care systems.

Her research areas include the utilization and quality of long-term care services and supports. Her most recent work includes examining how states’ generosity with Medicaid home and community-based services affects health care expenditures by payer. She has also published on pedagogy and program management in health care administration education.

Temple received her doctorate in aging studies and her bachelor’s degree in gerontology from the University of South Florida. She also received her licensure as a nursing home administrator in the state of Florida.


Media contact: Eric Gorton,, 540-908-1760. 

April Temple portrait - April looking at the camera

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