David Strogatz serves as the Director of the Center for Rural Community Health within the Bassett Healthcare Network, a healthcare system serving the residents of eight counties in rural upstate New York. Strogatz received his Ph.D. degree in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, USA, and was a Faculty Member in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina and at the University at Albany, State University of New York (where he still retains a faculty appointment), Albany, NY, USA, before coming to Cooperstown. Strogatz’s primary area of research has been the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, including factors associated with cause, prevention, and management of disease. Within this area of research, he has specific interests in understanding and addressing the basis for socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic differences in cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. Current projects of the Center for Rural Community Health include the longitudinal study of driving safety in older adults and the evaluation of community-based efforts to prevent obesity in children and to promote the cardiovascular health of adults. Strogatz’s recent professional service includes memberships in the Community Influences on Health Behavior study section of the NIH Center for Scientific Review, the Monitoring Board of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s CARDIA Study, and the Institute of Medicine Committee charged with reviewing the health effects of Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam.
Biography Updated on 23 March 2014