The Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) and SPRC Education Programs

The Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) is a consortium of renowned experts who are world leaders in investigating ways to prevent disease and promote health. Their work is focused on identifying the most practical, science-based solutions for addressing some of society’s most pervasive—and preventable—health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic conditions and to raise the standards of scientific investigation that matter for health. SPRC investigators are collaborating on numerous, long-term projects designed to translate research into effective ways to promote well-being at every stage of life.

Since the center was established in 1972, its researchers have initiated groundbreaking studies to identify and modify the factors that can lead to disease and have designed workable solutions that can be adapted by individuals, families, and communities.

SPRC offers several education programs in addition to the H4A Seminar Series. Learn more below.


The Master of Science in Community Health and Prevention Research (CHPR)

The 1-year Master of Science (M.S.) in Community Health and Prevention Research (CHPR) is designed for students pursuing health-related careers focusing on chronic disease prevention, health and wellness promotion, and the pursuit of health equity. More information available at the CHPR website.

Stanford Health 4 All (H4A) Fellows Program

Three cohorts of fellows completed the 9-month (professional certificate) H4A Fellows Program between 2014-2016.  The SPRC Education Team is creating a new H4A Fellows Program internship experience to be available in 2017. More information available at the H4A Fellows Program website.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

The SPRC Research Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention has been funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute under an institutional National Research Service Award since 1975. More information available at the SPRC Fellowship Program website.