Message from the Director

Welcome! We are pleased to announce the Master of Science degree program at Stanford University in the School of Medicine:

An M.S in Community Health and Prevention Research (CHPR):

  • From the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC)
  • In the Department of Medicine
  • In the School of Medicine
  • At Stanford University


The CHPR M.S. degree program centers on the science of chronic disease prevention with in-class instruction, faculty and peer-to-peer mentoring, and community partnership. Anchored within the SPRC, our teaching faculty are recognized leaders in community health and prevention research. We are pleased to launch this new academic offering for disseminating prevention science to the workforce and for developing future leaders in community health.

We appreciate your interest in our program and encourage you to learn more about the scholarly objectives and requirements for admission.


Judith J. Prochaska, PhD, MPH

Faculty Director

Associate Professor of Medicine

Stanford Prevention Research Center