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Helping foster healthy rural communities.

Our Mission

The Bassett Research Institute conducts research to understand and improve the health and well-being of individuals and rural populations. We develop strategies to improve health care delivery, prevent illness, and manage chronic disease in support of the Bassett Healthcare Network’s mission.

Bassett Farmer's Market Ongoing Until September!

Join us in the Fieldstone Lobby every 2nd and 4th Thursday for our Farmer’s Market, sponsored by Middlefield Orchards!

Our Goals

Improve the health of the rural communities served by the Bassett Healthcare Network

Study the function of Bassett Healthcare Network and other rural resources in the delivery of health services

Foster and support the research endeavors of Bassett Healthcare Network clinicians

Our Centers

The Bassett Research Institute is divided into individual centers who work collaboratively to achieve common goals. Our research centers work together to understand and serve the unique healthcare needs of a rural population, in conjunction with the greater Bassett Healthcare Network mission.

The Center for Rural
Community Health
Bassett’s Center for Rural Community Health addresses complex health issues challenging rural communities. The Center conducts rural risk research, works with community partners to implement policies and programs, provides technical assistance, and participates in advocacy for and dissemination of best practices.
The Center for
Clinical Research
The goal of the CCR is to conduct clinical research and clinical trials in various disciplines, with special interest in clinical outcomes, with the goal of developing and assessing treatments and treatment plans/protocols that improve the care and wellbeing of patients in our region.
Medical Student
& Resident Research
Bassett Research Institute continues to pioneer innovative research to stimulate interest among our medical student residents. Our programs are intended to offer a creative opportunity to pursue research in a variety of topics and specialties.
Center for Biostatistics
CFB staff contributes to peer-reviewed manuscripts, published in journals of occupational health, primary care, pediatrics, health services research, orthopedic/sports medicine, substance abuse, community health, tick-borne disease and clinical medicine.

Join A Research or Study Program

Interested in participating in one of our research studies? View our list of current programs and see if you’re eligible.

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Sign Up for a Wellness Class

Now’s the time to take your health in your hands! Sign up for one of our wellness classes today.

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Latest News

Our Year in Review

To find out more about the Bassett Research Institute (BRI) and the work we are doing to foster healthy rural communities, take a look at our latest Year in Review.

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Cooperstown, NY 13326
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