Chronic Disease Research Group

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. Chronic conditions such as kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, anemia, and dementia result in long-term and permanent disability for millions of Americans, with serious quality-of-life consequences for them and their families.

CDRG is an interdisciplinary biomedical research group committed to the investigation of chronic illnesses to improve public health. We seek to heighten awareness of issues and treatment concerns, affect decisions about patient care, and improve clinical outcomes worldwide. As a nonprofit organization, our strength rests on the integrity of our research practices, our commitment to the health and well-being of the patient population, and our search for new knowledge.

We evaluate healthcare and healthcare systems and identify trends. In cooperation with corporate, university, and government sponsors, our team of clinicians, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and information specialists conducts research into disease incidence and prevalence, patient characteristics, clinical practices, and treatment outcomes. Our work is relevant and applicable to clinical and economic health policy and practice. Research projects focus on quality of care for specific chronic conditions.

We produce project-specific, customized data reports interpreting and summarizing our findings for our research sponsors. We regularly publish in peer-reviewed journals, and we present at national and international meetings.

We welcome inquiries from researchers and sponsors interested in working with us.

CDRG - 914 South 8th Street - Suite S-2.100 - Minneapolis, MN 55404 - (612) 873-6200