Center on Community and Health Disparities Research


Director: Ellen Benoit
Deputy Director: Alex Bennett

Center on Community and Health Disparities Research (CCHD) features studies that involve ongoing interactive collaboration between NDRI researchers and community-based organizations and agencies – and most importantly, populations, clients and participants – as partners. Working with these partners, CCHD develops and tailors interventions to suit vulnerable populations’ distinct needs. This inclusive model increases the likelihood of identifying ways in which structural inequalities contribute to disproportionate burdens and consequences related to substance use and infectious diseases.