Faculty, Mentors, and Staff


The CHPR program will match each student with a primary CHPR mentor and possible co-mentors based on interdisciplinary interests and programmatic needs. CHPR mentors will typically be affiliated with SPRC. In special circumstances, the Program Director may approve a non-SPRC affiliated Stanford faculty member or instructor to serve as a mentor for a student.

CHPR mentors are responsible for advising students on course selection, assisting students with research, monitoring student progress, providing professional development, and approving and evaluating master’s theses. CHPR mentors will also provide ongoing support to students as they work on their internship projects.

The following are CHPR mentors for the 2017-2018 academic school year. Please click each name to learn more about their research interests and projects.

Wes Alles, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Stanford Health Improvement Program

Mike Baiocchi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine

Sanjay Basu, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine

Christopher Gardner, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine

Catherine Heaney, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Medicine

Lisa Henriksen, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist

John Ioannidis, M.D., DSc, C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention; Director, SPRC; Professor of Medicine; Professor of Health Research and Policy; Professor of Statistics (by courtesy) at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences

Judith J. Prochaska, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine

Thomas Robinson, M.D., MPH, The Irving Schulman, M.D. Endowed Professor in Child Health and Professor of Medicine

Lisa Goldman Rosas, Ph.D., MPH, Instructor, Medicine

Marcia Stefanick, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ranak Trivedi, PhD, MS, MA, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences)

Marilyn Winkleby, Ph.D., MPH, Professor of Medicine (Emerita)(not accepting new mentees)

Faculty who are teaching core courses but not accepting mentees during the upcoming academic school year:

Michaela Kiernan, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist

Randall Stafford, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine


Jennifer Robinson, PhD, Interim Director, Community Health and Prevention Research Master of Science Program

T.O. Preising, J.D., M.A.Ed., Assistant Director, SPRC Education Programs Operations - - preising@stanford.edu