Research Centers

The College of Health Professions commitment to advancing research includes administering, housing, and staffing a number of federally-funded research centers led by CHP faculty.

Jim Krause

Director Highlight

CRRNC Director Dr. James Krause leads a research focus in a series of interrelated studies to identify psychological, behavioral and economic risk factors of secondary health conditions and mortality among those with neurologic injuries, emphasizing spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Krause was awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Scientific Research in 2023.


Collaborating under the umbrella of the Center for Rehabilitation Research in Neurological Conditions (CRRNC), our scholars push the boundaries of current knowledge, seek answers to challenging questions, and share discoveries openly. Through collaboration with other researchers – both within MUSC and externally, our focus remains steadfast on the patients who will benefit from our work.

Steve Kautz 2024

Director Highlight

Dr. Steven Kautz leads a research team focusing on the assessment of movement dysfunction and impairments associated with neurologic conditions and the development of rehabilitation therapies intended to enhance motor functions and quality of life. Dr. Kautz led a team that was recently awarded the 2023 Blue Sky Award to further the understanding and treatment of an often mischaracterized and dismissed disease, hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, using vagus nerve stimulation. He has also recently been awarded a $7.9 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) federal construction grant to build the Clinical Research Center for Restoration of Neural-based Function in the Real World (RENEW). Learn more below about the NC NM4R and SRRC centers which operate under his leadership. 


Aiko Thompson and Alan Phipps supervise a smiling woman doing rehabiliation exercise

The National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NC NM4R) serves to integrate and develop the new science of neuromodulation with a specific focus on using this knowledge to enhance rehabilitation.

About NC NM4R


The Stroke Recovery Research Center (SRRC) is focused on improving the quality of life for stroke survivors through research. We research how changes happen in the brain due to stroke and rehabilitation. This informs how we can create and use new technology and therapy for stroke survivors everywhere.

About SRRC


Comparative Effectiveness Data Analytics Research (CEDAR)

The College of Health Profession’s Health Services Research (HSR) program is administratively located within the Department of Healthcare Leadership and Management, but draws faculty and students from all CHP departments.

The MUSC Comparative Effectiveness Data Analytics Research (CEDAR) Core, which is the custodian of the University’s five terabytes of archival research data (HCUP, Medicare, Medicaid, and MarketScan® data), is located within the HSR program.


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Program faculty is responsible for providing consulting and analytical services to all MUSC faculty and students using CEDAR data.