Message from the Director

Welcome to the website of SPRC. Our Center has a long tradition of excellence that spans a history of almost half a century. 

We want to continue and strengthen this tradition with the adoption of new expertise, research methods, cutting-edge technologies, and interdisciplinary collaborations.

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Health and fitness classes are offered through our Health Improvement Program.

A new year—a new YOU! The On the Move with Stanford study is testing different phone-based programs to increase physical activity and healthy eating among Latinos.

If you are Latino, have a mobile phone, and are 45 years of age or older, you may be eligible to participate.

Please visit our English or Spanish website to learn more: | OR call us at 1-844-254-677 (toll/free/gratis). Hablamos Español.


Applying the Science of Health and Wellbeing

WELL science focuses on transforming health through a paradigm shift in the design, implementation, conduct, and interpretation of the science of healthy living.

WELL seeks to understand, validate and accelerate progress made in successful lifestyle behavior change and amplify both the magnitude of the behavior change and the magnitude of the health impacts.

To find out more about our new exciting program, please visit our WELL website.

M.S. in Community Health & Prevention Research (CHPR)

Congratulations to the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) - we received unanimous approval on May 28, 2015 from the Stanford Faculty Senate for our M.S. in Community Health & Prevention Research (CHPR). The SPRC faculty and program staff worked cohesively over the past academic year to create and deliver the program. The M.S. has been approved in perpetuity, effective September 1, 2015. We will evaluate co-term applications over the summer.

We look forward to the inaugural class this Fall!

Your can view details of this exciting new program via our CHPR page.

Now Recruiting

SPRC/GMD Weekly Seminar Series

All Seminars are located at Medical School Office Building (MSOB), Room X303, every Thursday from 4:05PM-5:00PM, unless noted.

Sacha McBain, M.S. Health 4 All Fellow, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University
Exploring Provider Gender Preference and Perceptions of Providers In Male and Female Veterans Who Have Experienced Military Sexual Trauma

March 17
Ilana Richman, MD, VA Health Services Research and Development Fellow/Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research
Evaluating the Effects of Breast Density Notification Legislation on Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis

March 24
Benjamin Chrisinger, Ph.D.,MUEP, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
If You Build It, Will They Come, and What Will They Eat? Points on Friction Between Community Development and Behavior Change in Food Deserts

March 31
Andrew Pipe, CM, MD, LLD(Hon), DSc(Hon), Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Chief, Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation: Doing Ordinary Things Extraordinarily Well!

Each gift will support evidence-based prevention research, which will have meaningful impact on communities across the globe.