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  • We're on a mission...

    The Center for Health Disparities Research at the Medical University of South Carolina is focused on eliminating racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and rural/urban disparities in health.

  • We're striving for a healthier future...

    through excellence in all phases of our work and continually improving our programs and practices based on new knowledge.

  • We focus on translating research...

    to communities through development of health interventions that are effective and practical in the real world.

Our Mission

Foster an environment of collaborative research to improve understanding of the multiple factors that perpetuate health care disparities related to race, ethnicity, socioeconomics and location, and to develop effective interventions to eliminate those disparities and improve care for all.

Vision

Continue our work as a recognized center of research excellence in understanding and eliminating health disparities while magnifying our impact at the local, national and international levels. 

Values

  • Ethics: We promote the highest standards of ethics, honesty and integrity in all aspects of work.
  • Health: The breadth of our multidisciplinary research agenda reflects a view of health influenced from individual, sociocultural, environmental, political and economic perspectives.
  • Scientific Rigor: We strive to achieve excellence in all phases of our work and continually improve and tailor programs and practices based on new knowledge.
  • Partnership: The most effective research combines researchers with community, organizational and governmental partners to identify and address health problems. We develop with each partner a research agenda and processes that are mutually acceptable and responsive to the partnership's needs and characteristics.
  • Collaboration: We believe that complex health questions require the consideration of multiple perspectives. Our research therefore involves collaborations across many disciplines within MUSC, the VA and with other research institutions and broad partnerships outside academia.
  • Translation: One of our objectives is to translate research findings to help communities through development of health interventions that are practical in the real world.

Contact Us

CHDR
Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Ave., Room 280
MSC593
Charleston, SC 29425-5930
Phone: 843-792-0906
Fax: 843-876-1201
knighrac@musc.edu