David M. Bass, Phd
Senior Vice President for Research and education
Areas of expertise: Gerontology; Health and Social Services Research; Family Caregiving; Evidence-Based Programs; Social Support; Medical Sociology; Research Methods and Program Evaluation
Dr. David Bass is the Senior Vice President and Director of the Center for Research and Education of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. He has served as principal investigator on more than 70 research projects on: coping with chronic illness; family caregiving; quality of care and services; dementia and dementia care use; and impact of formal services and informal support. Results of these investigations have been widely published in scientific and clinical journals, such as the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and The Gerontologist, among others, and have been used to develop innovative programs for older adults and their family members. His current research focuses on development, testing and implementation of evidence-based programs, with special emphasis on care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias and their family caregivers. In accord with the mission of Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, where he has worked for more than 30 years, Dr. Bass' research concentrates on using research to enhance wellness of, and quality of care for, older adults and their family members. Dr. Bass received his doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Akron and Kent State University in 1985.