Thelma J. Mielenz, PT, PhD, MS, OCS, is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She completed her doctoral training in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health and AHRQ NRSA pre and post doctoral fellowships at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. 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. Recently, Dr. Mielenz was the PI of a health systems project from PCORI and PI of a behavioral-change translational fall prevention project. Currently, she is the co-PI of the NY site for the LongROAD study. She also directs the Education Core under the CDC-funded Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia University. Dr. Mielenz also has a background as a board certified orthopaedic physical therapist with expertise in functional assessments.
- translation research on physical activity
- clinical and community linkages to deliver preventive services
- functional outcomes
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