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The STRIDE Study   |   Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders

The Yale Data Coordinating Center (DCC) is a partnership between the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences, and the Yale Program on Aging (POA) / Older Americans Independence Center), the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, the Yale Center for Medical Informatics and the Department of Emergency Medicine. It is composed of highly trained and experienced biostatistical and data management experts with the purpose of supporting the Center (OAIC) and the Yale Center for Medical Informatics in collaboration with the Yale School of Public Health (Department of Biostatistics design and conduct of multicenter clinical research studies. The aim of the Yale DCC is to ensure that studies are efficiently and rigorously designed, conducted and analyzed through the use of state-of-the-art data collection and tracking systems, quality control procedures and statistical methods. Our faculty and staff have experience in all phases of clinical trials as well as observational studies (e.g. case-control, cohort).

The Yale DCC offers comprehensive coordination activities including: hypothesis development and definition of study objectives, selection of study outcome measures, determination of the statistical design (including randomization and sample size justification), development of case report forms, design/implementation and maintenance of clinical data management systems, data entry, data quality control, assurance of data security, preparation of DSMB reports, and statistical analysis and reporting. Data management and analysis of the STRIDE Study will be coordinated by the Yale DCC.

Yale Data Coordinating Center (DCC) Leadership


Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)
Director, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS)

Dr. Peduzzi is professor of biostatistics at Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and Director of YCAS and the BSR of YCC. He serves on the Executive Committee and Protocol Review Committee for YCC. Dr. Peduzzi has more than 30 years’ experience in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials and comparative effectiveness studies. Before coming to Yale he was the Director of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT for more than a decade and is still affiliated with this center. His primary research interests have focused on the efficient design and analysis of comparative effectiveness clinical trials and geriatric studies.


Associate Director for Data Management, Yale Data Coordinating Center (DCC)

Pete Charpentier has been involved in data management for epidemiological and clinical studies for more than 35 years. He has been responsible for data management activities for the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center at Yale since its inception in 1992, and since 2002 he has been the Director of its Data Management and Informatics Core (DMIC).  In addition to his research support leadership role, he participates in database application development projects, working primarily in SAS, MySQL, SQL Server, PHP, JavaScript and MSAccess/VBA. Currently, he serves as lead designer and developer for three patient-oriented clinical guidance web applications based on research conducted by Program on Aging Faculty Drs. Terri Fried and Liana Fraenkel.  In addition to his critical role in the STRIDE Study, he is the development team leader for a 70-site multicenter study, Risk Stratification in Older Adults with Acute Myocardial Infarction (SILVER-AMI; Dr. Sarwat Chaudhry.

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