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SPRC Highlights

Congratulations Dr. Abby King!

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." Read more.

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 4:00pm-5:00pm

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Spring 2020

April 9

Speaker: Robert Shi, MS Social Science Researcher--InterCEPT and the Goodman Surgical Education Center, Stanford Medicine

Topic My CHPR internship, thesis, and now: One perspective


April 16

Speaker: Irina Soviani, MBA, MS, Community Health and Prevention Research, Stanford School of Medicine

Topic: History of pregnancy complications and other reproductive conditions as risk factors for CVD in women 18-50. Stanford medical database mining and literature overview


April 23

Speaker: Sean Paul Spencer, PhD, Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Gastroenterology, Stanford University

Topic: From poop to prevention: leveraging the intestinal microbiome as a tool for understanding how dietary intake effects human health


April 30

Speaker: Janine Bruce, DrPH, MPH, Senior Social Science Research Scholar, Stanford University School of Medicine

Topic: Critical Community-engaged Collaborations: Lessons Learned from Public Health Service, Research and Leadership


May 7

Speaker(s): Rashmi Risbud, MA, Project Coordinator, Ci2i (Center of Innovation to Implementation) VAPACHS

Katie Plummer, Masters Student in Community Health and Prevention Research

Topic: TBD


May 14

Speaker: Tia Rich, PhD. Director of Contemplation by Design, SPRC Program

Topic:  A community-based Contemplative Practices Program for Well-Being


May 21

Speaker: Ani Movsisyan, MS, Research Data Analyst, California Cancer Reporting and Epidemiologic Surveillance (CalCARES), Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health

Topic: Incidence Rates of Colorectal Cancer (CRC) among Young People in California


May 28

Speaker: Robert Jackler, MD Sewall Professor and Chair

Topic: The JUUL Phenomenon 


June 4

Speaker: Ivie Oghogho Okundaye

Topic: TBD