The Black Hills Center for American Indian Health generates knowledge on the social, behavioral and biological mechanisms of health disparities, with an emphasis on developing and testing interventions to reduce disparities. BHCAIH stimulates basic and applied research that takes an integrated and systems approach to assessing and potentially mitigating health disparities.
We work to establish and support multidisciplinary research to conduct health disparities research and implantation of culturally tailored interventions. BHCAIH develops tools and methodologies for data capture, measurement, analysis, and risk assessment that foster integration of the multiple factors that contribute to health disparities. Our epidemiology studies use large patient groups, or cohorts, and clinical trials to look for patterns relating to the development or prevention of disease.