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.

November 19
Beth Waitzfelder, Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research - Hawaii
Title: Asians, Pacific Islanders and Mixed Race Populations: How Should We Classify These Groups for Research?

November 26
No Seminar Scheduled: Thanksgiving

December 3
 Mike Baiocchi, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center
Title: Designing Stronger Instrumental Variable Studies: Matching Before Modeling

December 10
No Seminar Scheduled: Holiday Party

December 17
Title: TBD

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