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School of Medicine


The Research Center for Transforming Health serves as a collaborative focal point to accelerate translational research.

Our Collaborative Partners

The Research Center for Transforming Health collaborates with a number of programs, schools, and departments. We leverage these partnerships to assist researchers as they make new connections and develop their network. Below are some example of our growing list of collaborative partners and their research topics of interest. 

SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare 

  • Facilitating research necessary to inform strategy, investment and health policy related to rural and primary care in South Carolina.
  • Increasing access to specialized services for rural and underserved primary health providers.
  • Promoting collaboration among state entities involved in rural health issues.

Arnold School of Public Health

  • Promotion of youth physical activity and dietary behaviors
  • Prevention of obesity and diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents
  • Methods and applications of nutritional epidemiology  

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Understanding family dynamics/interactions in promoting healthy diet and physical activity in underserved adolescents.
  • Ecological and social cognitive theoretical models for understanding family connectedness.
  • Social support and role modeling in promoting health behavior change in youth.
  • Family-based interventions for promoting healthy diet.
  • Physical activity among underserved adolescents.

 College of Computer Science and Engineering

  • Involvement of protein aggregation in Alzheimer’s disease

 College of Pharmacy

  • Economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals and medical interventions
  • Drug benefit design
  • Formulary management and
  • Health care public policy
  • Community pharmacy
  • Pharmacogenomics


  • Statewide pediatric clinical trials network
  • Emphasis on clinical research to better understand and improve health outcomes for children and families living in rural and medically underserved areas of the state

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