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SPRC Highlights

Congratulations Dr. Jodi Prochaska and her team for their work to reduce tobacco use in Nome.

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Congratulations Dr. Abby King!

Abby King, Society of Behavioral Medicine's 2020 Distinguished Scientific Award Recipient.
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Abby King received the inagural lifetime achievement award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Behavior Nutrition/Physical Activity from the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity (ISBNPA). She received the award at the Society's annual scietific conference in Prague, Czeck Republic in June. Video of the presentation can be found here.

Tia Rich

A great SPRC ambassador noted for her mindfulness work at Department of Medicine's diversity and inclusion week with a memorable quote: "Resillience is the fuel of hope."

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Contemplation by Design

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Information for NEW Postdoctoral Candidates

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

The 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.

SPRC Annual Scientific Research Symposium

SPRC All Staff Retreat
May 13, 2020

WELL For Life at Stanford

WELL is a cutting-edge effort to help us understand and improve wellbeing for everyone. Medicine has long focused on how to diagnose and treat disease, but WELL is using a new approach focused on wellbeing to improve lifestyle behaviors and health. 

To find out more about our new exciting program, please visit our

WELL For Life website.

Now Recruiting

The following programs are currently recruiting participants:

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

SPRC/PCPH Seminar Series
Stanford Prevention Research Center/Primary Care and Population Health
Thursday’s 4:30pm-5:20pm

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Spring 2021

SPRC/PCPH Seminar Series

Stanford Prevention Research Center/Primary Care and Population Health

Thursday’s 4:30pm-5:20pm


Spring 2021

April 1

Speaker: Robert K. Jackler, MD, Sewall Professor and Chair, Dept. Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford University

Topic: From JUUL to Puff Bar: Trends in the e-Cigarette Marketplace

April 8

Speaker: Matthew Landry, PhD, RDN, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SPRC

Topic: Adherence to Ketogenic and Mediterranean Study Diets in a Crossover Trial: The Keto-Med Randomized Trial

April 15

Speaker: Rhana Hashemi, Community Health and Prevention Research MS Candidate

Topic: TBD

April 22

Speaker: Patricia Rodriquez Espinosa, PhD, MPH, Associate Director of Research, Office of Community Engagement, Instructor, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health

Topic: TBD

April 29

Speaker: Melanie Schorr Haines, MD, Harvard University

Topic: Endocrine determinants of muscle, and their contributions to metabolic and skeletal health

May 6

Speaker: David H. Rehkopf, Associate Professor, Stanford University

Topic: Quantifying the impact of social policy on life course health

May 13

Speaker: Gary Darmstadt, MD, Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health

Topic: Gender inequalities and restrictive gender norms: impacts on health

May 20

Speaker: Dale Arvy Maglalang, PhD, MA, MSW, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SPRC, Stanford University, School of Medicine

Topic: TBD

May 27

Speaker: Michele L. Patel, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SPRC, Stanford University

Topic: How to conduct a systematic review: a step-by-step guide to synthesizing the literature

June 3

Speaker: Angeline Ai-Nhi Troung, Community Health and Prevention Research MS Candidate

Topic: Differences in Caregiving Intensity and the Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19 in Dementia and Non-Dementia Caregivers