Center For Health Disparities Research
James S. Krause, PhD
James S. Krause, PhD holds the rank of Professor and serves as the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He serves as Director of the Center for rehabilitation research on Neurologic populations and Scientific Director of the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund which provides funding for basic, applied, and interdisciplinary studies of spinal cord injury (SCI). Dr. Krause also serves as principal investigator on tow federally funded centers including the Center for health outcomes research among underserved populations with neurologic injury and the rehabilitation research and training Center secondary conditions and spinal cord injury. He has served as principal investigator on 12 additional federal research grants of long-term outcomes and SCI. These include an ongoing 35-year longitudinal study of SCI, two longitudinal studies of vocational interests, two studies of secondary conditions, and 4 studies of mortality. He was also PI of two projects within the Model SCI Systems. Dr. Krause worked as a visiting scientist at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) within the CDC, monitoring surveillance of TBI and SCI among population-based state health agencies. He previously held a VA scientist appointment and serves a consultant on the Georgia Model SCI Systems Center. Dr. Krause has served as first author on over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has made over 150 presentations at national and international professional conferences. He has published extensively on SCI including the areas of employment, vocational interests, quality of life, health and secondary conditions, and risk for early mortality. As part of his research program, he has published a substantial portion of investigations of disparities in health behaviors, employment, and health outcomes among Caucasian, African-American, Latino, and Native American participants with SCI.