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.

Stanford Sierra Camp Health 4 All (H4A) Seminar Series this November

Register now for Stanford Sierra Camp H4A seminars from November 10-13 at beautiful Fallen Leaf Lake near Tahoe!

The Stanford Sierra Camp H4A Seminar Series is led by Stanford faculty and scholars and designed to engage a wide range of community members from Stanford and around the globe. All ages 18 and over are welcome.

Seminar topics include personal and community wellness, elder care, and more - all in the stunning Sierra Nevada mountains with hiking, sailing, and kayaking at your cabin door. Plenty of hot chocolate and seats near the cozy fireplace for relaxing, too.

Click here to visit our website for more information.

Register here!

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.

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.

October 20
Micah Berman, JD Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, Oregon State University
Title: Risk Assessments for Tobacco Product Regulation

November 3
Bette Caan, DrPH, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente
Title: Body Composition Studies Help to Explain the Obesity Paradox in Cancer: Evidence From Colorectal and Breast Cancer

November 10
 Panos Macheras, Emeritus Professor, Department of Pharmacy, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Title: Getting A License Without A Clinical Study: Science and Regulation

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