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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.

CHDR Research

The Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) is based in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), which is a state university with a medical center and six different colleges. Most of CHDR’s investigators also teach at the university.

Our research focuses on health equity, access to care, rural health and global health. Many of our studies take place in South Carolina, including an innovative diabetes telehealth project that is expanding from Abbeville to surrounding rural areas. CHDR often collaborates with the Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center (HEROIC).

Contact Us

CHDR
Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Ave., Room 280
MSC593
Charleston, SC 29425-5930
Phone: 843-876-0295
Fax: 843-876-1201
dawson@musc.edu