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.

May 26
James D. Brooks, MD, Keith and Jane Hurlbut Professor of Urology, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Secondary Prevention of Prostate Cancer: Moving Beyond PSA

June 2
R. Keith Randolph, Ph.D., Fellow, Global Discovery, Amway Research & Development
A Brief History of the Ideas That Have Enabled the Wellness Living Laboratory

June 9
Michelle Hauser, MD, MPA, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Stanford Prevention Research Center
Lifestyle Medicine for the Medically Underserved

June 16
Health 4 All Presentations at Berg Hall 4:30pm-6:30pm

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