Bassett Research Institute

Bassett Building
Bassett Research Institute
One Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607 547-3676
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David StrogatzDavid Strogatz completed his PhD and post-doctoral training in cardiovascular disease epidemiology at the University of North Carolina and served on the faculty of the Schools of Public Health at the University of North Carolina and the University at Albany, State University of New York before coming to Bassett Healthcare Network in 2011 to develop a new research center, the Center for Rural Community Health. Much of his research experience has involved rural populations in eastern North Carolina and upstate New York, in projects addressing the diagnosis and management of chronic conditions, worksite health promotion and injury prevention, and community-based efforts to increase physical activity and healthy diet. While at the University at Albany he directed the Research Core of the university's Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities, which focused on the unique aspects of disparities in small cities and towns. For the Long ROAD project he will be examining analogous urban/suburban/rural differences in the experience of older drivers.



Thelma MielenzThelma J. Mielenz completed her training in epidemiology at UNC School of Public Health. As a behavioral consequential epidemiologist, her expertise is in implementation and dissemination science focused on self-management to prolong functional independence as we age. Dr. Mielenz has expertise in applied psychometrics for measures of physical disability and related constructs. Currently, Dr. Mielenz is the PI of a health systems project from the first round of PCORI funding opportunities, co-PI of the NY site for the LONGROAD study, and PI of a behavioral-change translational falls project. She also directs the Education Core under the CDC-funded Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia University.