Stanford Health 4 America
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Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Christopher Gardner, PhD

Professor

Sepideh Modrek, PhD

Instructor

Judith (Jodi) Prochaska, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

Lisa Goldman Rosas, PhD, MPH

Instructor

Randall S. Stafford, MD, PhD

Professor

Sonoo Thadaney

Director, Stanford H4A

Terri Oppelt ("TO") Preising

Program Associate, Stanford H4A

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Applications for our 2014-2015 Cohort will close September 1, 2014!

Applications for 2015-2016 Cohort are being accepted now!

Care about health in communities? Interested in learning how to engage communities in changing human behavior for a healthier world?

 

Take part in a new experiential training program to learn and practice the science and skills of preventing chronic disease!

Stanford Health 4 America Fellows Program, designed and delivered by the Stanford Prevention Research Center, School of Medicine, is a 9-month, fee-based program focused on the prevention of chronic diseases. The program includes courses taught by Stanford faculty and unpaid Service Learning Internships with our community partners. 10-20 fellows per cohort.

We are accepting applications for the 2014-2015 until September 1, 2014 and are accepting applications for the 2015-2016 cohort now.

 

Classes for the 2014-2015 cohort begin on September 25, 2014 and end in June 2015. Apply here.

Classes for the 2015-2016 cohort will begin in September 24, 2015 and the 9-month program will end in June, 2016.  Apply here.

 

It is not possible to save your application and return to edit it later. Click here for a pdf of the application.

 

For details about the program, please go to the Fellows page.

 

Our fellows' profiles are here.

 

Visa holders: Are you a foreign citizen with a valid dependent visa (i.e., the spouse of a F1 or J2 visa holder?) You may be eligible to apply for the2015-2016 program under the avocational course exception if your visa will be current for the time of the program (September 2015-June 2016). Supporting document due dates will be extended for these applicants- apply now!

 

From Our Fellows

 

"The best professional decision I’ve made in years -- this fellowship reconnected me with the reasons why I became a physician.Charles Bowden, MD

 

"My name is Diana Delgadillo and I am proud to be part of the first fellows cohort of Stanford Health 4 America. My goal is to narrow the gap in health disparities amongst the Hispanic population. Growing up in Bakersfield allowed me to see the hardships Hispanic immigrant farmworkers face. As a first generation Mexican daughter from an immigrant farm-working family, being a fellow is teaching me knowledge and techniques on how to have an impact on the health of Hispanics. Health 4 America is a well organized program and is executed by very driven individuals. Besides interacting with some extraordinarily brilliant classmates, the courses are mentally challenging, allowing us to express our creativity and passion on a specific topic. We all share a “fire in our bellies” in distinct interests to ameliorate the health of our nation one person at a time."  Diana Delgadillo, Student & Community Activist

 

"A great supplement to my current practice in Ayurveda and Yoga, especially for designing community based participatory research projects and affecting behavior change!"  Sumita Vasudeva, Wellness Counselor

 

"Stanford Health 4 America trains you in the skills to separate science and solid research from pseudo-science. It equips you with knowledge on health and behavior change, immediately empowering you and your community. However, H4A is more than just an academic program. It bolsters your strengths and encouraging you to confront your weaknesses, it cultivates you into a better version of yourself. H4A fosters a deep sense of meaning by positioning you to serve in a community you feel connected to. I am confident that I will graduate the program with a refined ability to create positive changes, and the humility to tackle obstacles with gratitude and resiliency. Jenna Kim, BeWell Advisor

 

"I am blown away by the opportunities offered through Health 4 America. I expected to learn about prevention and health in the program, but I never expected I would learn so much about myself. The unique design of the program gives participants the opportunity to pursue and develop passions while learning from an incredibly dynamic group of peers and professors."  Nicole Jeffery, future health professional

 

"This program delivers the educational trinity: a high quality academic experience from groundbreaking thought-leaders, a pragmatic problem-solving approach to real-world problems, and a diverse group of bright, talented people with far-flung life experiences.   Mix, match, mingle, magic!  So grateful to be here.  I truly believe this is the future of medicine, and hopefully, medical education. Drea Burbank, MD

 

In the news

 

Stanford H4A faculty member Assistant Professor Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD is lead author of a recent study which found that banning the purchase of sugar-sweetened beverages with food stamps could reduce obesity and type-2 diabetes. H4A faculty member Professor Christopher Gardner, PhD co-authored the study, which used computer simulations to estimate the ban's effect. The study was published in the June issue of Health Affairs. Read about the study here.

and his colleagues used computerized simulations to estimate the ban’s effect. “Restricting or removing the subsidy that SNAP provides for sugar-sweetened beverages would be very likely to reduce type-2 diabetes and obesity among low-income Allns,” said Basu, the lead author of the study. - See more at: http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2014/june/snap.html#sthash.Tiwt3Wfi.dpuf

 

Banning the purchase of sugar-sweetened drinks with food stamps could reduce obesity rates and new cases of type-2 diabetes - See more at: http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2014/june/snap.html#sthash.Tiwt3Wfi.dpuf
Banning the purchase of sugar-sweetened drinks with food stamps could reduce obesity rates and new cases of type-2 diabetes - See more at: http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2014/june/snap.html#sthash.Tiwt3Wfi.dpuf
Banning the purchase of sugar-sweetened drinks with food stamps could reduce obesity rates and new cases of type-2 diabetes - See more at: http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2014/june/snap.html#sthash.Tiwt3Wfi.dpuf
Banning the purchase of sugar-sweetened drinks with food stamps could reduce obesity rates and new cases of type-2 diabetes, according to a new study by - See more at: http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2014/june/snap.html#sthash.BnqFRFjN.dpuf
Banning the purchase of sugar-sweetened drinks with food stamps could reduce obesity rates and new cases of type-2 diabetes, according to a new study by - See more at: http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2014/june/snap.html#sthash.BnqFRFjN.dpuf

Congratulations to Dr. Basu, who was named a "2013 Global Thinker" by Foreign Policy magazine. Dr. Basu received the recognition for his recent book, written with David Stuckler of Oxford University, The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills, which analyzed huge sets of data on the effects that economic stringency has had on public health in recent history.  Read the article here.

 


 

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