With Stanford’s setting in one of the most racially, ethnically and socially diverse populations in the US, we feel uniquely poised to make game-changing breakthroughs in health disparities, and to lead such research efforts nationally.
Who We Are
The Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity (SPHERE) Center is one of five national centers funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health to focus on using precision-medicine tools to improve the health of underserved ethnic and racial groups.
What We Do
The SPHERE Center brings together outstanding investigators from across the School of Medicine and community partners to address fundamental questions about health and disease among minority populations that are often underrepresented in traditional clinical research.
The SPHERE Cores represent a variety of scientific and medical disciplines working together to improve minority health disparities through precision health. The five cores including Administration, Analytics and Modeling, Laboratory, Consortium, and Implementation, collaborate to ensure the success of the three current projects and future Health Disparities projects taken on by the SPHERE team and partners.
Each of the SPHERE projects addresses a knowledge gap that would allow use of precision health tools to reduce health disparities based on race and ethnicity.
Our three research projects are:
- BRAICELET – Bio-Repository for American Indian Capacity, Education, Law, Economics and Technology
- iPOP – Integrated Personalized Omics Profiling (iPOP) for Obesity and Diabetes Risk in Latino Youth
- Communicating Cancer Genetics Information – Differential Response of Latino and Chinese Families to Information on Cancer Genetics.
SPHERE Structure. How the five cores and three research projects interact.
SPHERE Cores are a multidisciplinary science team.
SPHERE has three current research initiatives
Bio-Repository for American Indian Capacity, Education, Law, Economics and Technology (BRAICELET)
iPOP: Integrated Personalized Omics Profiling (iPOP) for Obesity and Diabetes Risk in Latino Youth
Communicating Cancer Genetics
Differential Response of Latino and Chinese Families to Information on Cancer Genetics.