CHDR Promotes the highest standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in all aspects of its work.
The breadth of the CHDR's multidisciplinary research agenda reflects a view of health influenced from individual, sociocultural, environmental, political, and economic perspectives.
CHDR strives to achieve excellence in all phases of its work and continually improves and tailors its programs and practices based on new knowledge.
The most effective research combines researchers with community, organizational, and governmental partners to identify and address health problems. CHDR develops with each of its partners a research agenda and processes that are mutually acceptable and responsiveto the partnership's needs and characteristics.
CHDR believes that complex health questions require the consideration of multiple perspectives. Its research therefore involves collaborations across many displines within MUSC and with other research institutions and broad partnerships outside academia.
One of the objectives of CHDR is to translate research findings to communities through development of health interventions that are effective and practical in the real world.