Wes Alles, PhD
Wes has been the Director of HIP since 1989. Before joining the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Wes was a tenured Associate Professor at Penn State University, and before that, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico.
For the past ten years, he has been a group facilitator for the Meyer Friedman Institute of UCSF, an organization that conducts research providing behavior modification programs for people with Type A behavior patterns. Wes has conducted research throughout his career and has co-authored four textbooks and many articles in professional journals.
While at Stanford, Wes has served as the Chair of the California Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Coalition, an organization that promotes heart health through research, teaching, and advocacy. He has served as the President of the South Bay Business Group on Health, and now serves on two advisory committees for the California Department of Health Services. Recently, Wes received an award from the March of Dimes for his volunteer efforts in developing a prenatal education program and then training volunteers and staff throughout the U.S.
Wes enjoys traveling, especially to Europe. On weekdays during the lunch hour you can find him at Arrillaga gym in the weight room or jogging around Lake Lagunita. In the summer, Saturday mornings are reserved for Great America roller coasters. In the Fall, Saturdays are reserved for college football-- especially when the Nittany Lions of Penn State are playing.
E-mail him at: email@example.com