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Research and Methodology
Sanford Research is a non-profit research organization formed between Sanford Health and the University of South Dakota. In 2007, a transformational gift of $400 million by Denny Sanford has allowed for an expansion of current goals and will enable Sanford Research to become one of the premiere research institutions in the United States and the world. Sanford Research is composed of several research centers, including Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Health, Health Disparities, Methodology and Data Analysis, Sanford Children’s Health, and the Sanford Project.
The Health Disparities Research Center provides an infrastructure for communities and investigators to partner in designing and implementing research programs with the goal of eliminating health disparities. Active research and service projects focus on a variety of public health topics, including maternal and child health, obesity and nutrition, and adolescent health.