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.


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.

October 8
 Cesar Molina, Head of South Asian Heart Center, El Camino Hospital
Title: The South Asian Heart Center: From AIM to Prevent to Lifestyle MEDS

October 15
  Jaser Been, Paediatrician/Fellow in Neonatology, Erasmus University Medical Centre- Sophia Children's Hospital, Netherlands
Title: Tobacco Control Policies and Child Health

October 22
  Ken Freedland, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Washington University School of Medicine
Title: Purpose Guided Trial Design in Behavioral Intervention Research

October 29
Speaker:  Michael Cohen, Founder and President of Michael H. Cohen Law Group
Title: Lawyers vs. Singularity: Who Wins

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