Founded in 1990, the Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour (CRDHB) is an international leader in multi-disciplinary and intervention-based research on the social, behavioural and epidemiological aspects of drug use and health behaviour. CRDHB joined LSHTM in April 2006 and was formerly based at Imperial College.
CRDHB is unique in its emphasis on understanding the health harms related to drug use and in the reduction of drug-related harm.
The CRDHB mission is:
To undertake high quality research to understand the social and behavioural aspects of drug use in order to inform, design and evaluate interventions and policies designed to reduce the health harms associated with drug use.
CRDHB receives programme funding from the Department of Health National Coordinating Centre for Research Capacity and Development (NCCRCD). The current programme grant supports CRDHB to March 2011. The Centre receives additional funding through external research grants.
The director of CRDHB is Professor Tim Rhodes.