Behavioral Science and Technology Core (BSTC)




    The primary mission of the BSTC is to provide consultative services and technical support to high-quality translational intervention research that targets diabetes-related health behaviors, using scientifically rigorous methods that are informed by multi-stakeholder input and collaboration. Ongoing BSTC research covers the spectrum of diabetes translation, including effectiveness trials, patient-centered outcomes research, community-based participatory research (CBPR), comparative effectiveness research (CER), and implementation and dissemination research. The BSTC brings together a rich set of resources to support translational investigators working to overcome barriers to widespread dissemination and implementation of evidence-based strategies that target clinical management and/or behavior and lifestyle change to reduce diabetes health disparities in real world health care and community settings.



    The TIMC consultation services structured to help investigators:

    1. strengthened emphasis on nutrition science and dietary intake interventions, as well as innovative use of biomarkers to calibrate diet self-reports;
    2. renewed emphasis on clinical diabetes and translating results from major landmark trials, such as the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes (GRADE) Comparative Effectiveness Study and facilitated access to the GRADE cohort data for secondary analyses;
    3. consultation from a trained, experienced and highly qualified multi-stakeholder Diabetes Accelerator advisory board;
    4. consultation on and facilitation of health technologies, such as smartphone apps and telemedicine to deliver and evaluate interventions.


    Grant Acknowledgement

    Users of Core Services are asked to acknowledge the support of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) grant that supports our Center in their publications and presentations: P30 DK111022.

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    Center Coordinator
    Keyla Ordonez
    718.430.3960 (Fax)

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