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Mental Health Disparities & Diversity Program

The Mental Health Disparities and Diversity Program (MHDDP) at the Medical University of South Carolina was established to increase the understanding of the factors affecting mental health service disparities in underserved populations and generate research and knowledge to eliminate them. 

The MHDDP takes a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to the inequities in mental health access and quality of care. Our program seeks to address mental health disparities and related diversity issues through research, educational training, community outreach and information dissemination, and clinical service.

Our Mission

The Mental Health Disparities and Diversity Program at the Medical University of South Carolina is focused on eliminating disparities in mental health care access and quality for historically underserved groups through research, education, and service.

Core Components of the Mental Health Disparities & Diversity Program

Research

We seek to advance innovative investigations that help to understand factors affecting mental health service disparities in underserved populations and address these disparities.

Education & Mentoring

We aim to provide opportunities for research training in mental health disparities among underserved populations through a comprehensive mentoring program in applied mental health disparities research