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.

February 11
Robert Kaplan, PhD, Professor and Visiting Fellow, Stanford Center for Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences
Do We Need A New Paradigm For Biomedical Research?

February 18
Deepika Laddu, Post Doctoral Fellow, Stanford Prevention Research Center
Trunk Fat as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Outcomes in postmenopausal women: The Women's Health Initiative DXA Cohort

February 25
Physical Activity Interventions in Type 2 Diabetes
Latha Palaniappan MD, MS, FAHA, FACC, FACP, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

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