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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 Partners

MUSC Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) and Charleston VA Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center (HEROIC), have many local, regional and national partners that include the following:

Academic Partners

  • Partnerships throughout MUSC including the Department of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Health Professions and South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR).
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • University of MD at College Park

Veterans Administration (VA) Partners

  • VA Office of Rural Health (ORH)
  • VA Office of Health Equity (OHE)
  • VA Office of Informatics and Analytics (OIA)
  • VA Center for Minority Veterans (CMV)
  • VA Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP)
  • Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP)

Community Partners

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Local Title 1 schools

Contact Us

Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Ave., Room 280
Charleston, SC 29425-5930
Phone: 843-792-0906
Fax: 843-876-1201