Our Mission

The Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences brings together scientists and physicians from across the university and its medical institutions to leverage population-level evidence to revolutionize care at the bedside and to improve the overall health of society. 

News Highlights

A market in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the INDEPTH Network ISC conference was held.

PHS forges research partnerships in Asia and Africa

A Stanford team participated in the INDEPTH Network ISC conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, held in November 2015. INDEPTH is a research network of 53 health and demography surveillance sites in 24 low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia. The network maintains ongoing surveillance of large population blocks, ranging from 10,000 to 300,000 people, each of whom are visited at least once a year, a total of 4.5 million people under direct observation for 10 to 40 years. Stanford’s Population Health Sciences researchers will be partnering with them through local universities on a range of projects, from studying the effect of environment on microbiome to establishing the impact of climate change on migration from rural to urban areas in developing countries. Stanford attendees included Michele Barry, MD; Eran Bendavid, MD; Ami Bhatt, MD; Mark Cullen, MD; Stephen Luby, MD; and Marcella Alsan, MD, MPH, PhD.

Working Groups

    • First 1,000 days of life
    • Work-Life, retirement, disability, aging, cognitive decline
    • Sex and gender in health research
    • Special populations and rare diseases
    • Immigration and health

    • Gene environment interaction

    • Health disparities: global and domestic
    • The learning health system and the study of care delivery
    • mHealth and other new technologies for health
    • Analytics

Affiliated Centers

Annual PHS Colloquium

    This one-day program in October showcased population health sciences research from the Stanford community and experts around the world.

Next Event

  • 01/14/2016
    Community Health Symposium
    Abstracts due 11/08/15
  • 01/25/2016
    Strategies and resources for applying for NIH’s K Mentored Career Development Awards
  • 01/25/2016
    Spectrum Innovation Symposium
    Learn about new research on drugs, devices, diagnostics, population health sciences and health-care delivery