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Center for American Indian Health Research (CAIHR)

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Center for American Indian Health Research (CAIHR) is a multidisciplinary research organization and conducts health-related studies in partnership with American Indian communities. The ultimate goal of the research at CAIHR is to improve the health status of the American Indian populations. CAIHR conducts epidemiological, clinical, and environmental studies of health problems among these populations. The aim of these CAIHR research studies is to learn more about heart, lung, and blood vessel diseases, diabetes, the risk factors for these conditions and how they change over time, and how they may be related to liver disease, cancer, and conditions such as chronic inflammation. CAIHR also conducts studies focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. CAIHR has developed mutually respectful and productive relationship with American Indian tribes in Oklahoma, Arizona, North Dakota, and South Dakota. 

Mission Statement

  • Improve the health of American Indian populations through research and education
  • Mentor and train biomedical scientists and community members in research

Core Values

  • Service Serve the Native communities through research/training/mentorship with respect of their sovereignty and culture
  • Integrity Data integrity, integrity in job conduct, integrity of protecting participant confidentiality.
  • Professionalism Conducting job duties with responsibility, integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence
  • Transparency Decision making and financial status to be transparent.
  • Communication Open communication