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Stanford WELL for Life
VISION: To improve and sustain health and well-being globally
MISSION: Accelerating the science to enhance well-being
The Stanford WELL for Life Study (WELL) is a unique longitudinal study that uses novel methods to define, assess, and promote the multiple dimensions of well-being in the U.S. and globally. We reach a milestone and now have recruited 26,224 participants from four study sites, including 5,027 from the US (mostly from the Bay Area), 10,290 from Hangzhou, China, 3,033 from Taipei, Taiwan, and 7,874 from Singapore into our Stanford Global WELL for Life Study.
Well-being Definition by SPRC in 2019:
"a holistic synthesis of a person's biological, psychological, and spiritual experiences, resulting from interplay between individuals and their social, economic, and physical environments that promotes living a fulfilling life"

What is WELL for Life?

  • Get access to challenges, resources, and tips to improve your well-being from Stanford experts
  • Learn to improve your nutrition, physical activity, social relationships, sleep, stress management skills, and more
  • Contribute to the science of well-being, health, and wellness

Become a Member

To get started, complete the WELL for Life survey!

Already a member?


Who are we?

WELL for Life is a new and cutting-edge study at Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC). WELL is shifting the lens of chronic disease prevention by focusing on well-being- what does it mean to be well and how can we intervene to increase one's well-being.

Who can join?

Anyone 18 or older who lives in the US is invited. We would like to have people from all walks of life join us- sick, healthy, old, young, men, women, and anyone else is invited. 

How do you join?

Click “Join Now” and complete the informed consent form, which will provide you with details about your participation. Within the hour you will receive an email granting you access to the WELL portal. 

Free Membership

We will never charge you, ask for a credit card, or ask you to make a purchase.

Your Role at WELL

We will ask you to complete the well-being survey once each year. You will receive emails from us when we publish new content that you may be interested in. You are not obligated to respond and can stop participating at any time. 

The Well-being Survey

Our online survey can be completed in about 30-40 minutes, and will ask about a variety of factors that may impact your wellbeing. You can stop the survey and return to it at any time. 

Personalized Feedback

Each completed survey gives you customized feedback based on your results and/or quality information about the relevant topic. More complete surveys give more accurate feedback and access to informational content. 

Data Protection

Your information is protected by Stanford, HIPAA, and federal regulations. We will never share your identifying information without your consent. 


How has your well-being changed?

Has it been 1 year since you completed the Stanford WELL for Life Survey? If it has, you're in luck! Log back into your account and take it again to start comparing your well-being scores over time. You can view them in the Reports tab. You will notice new features that make completing the survey faster and easier. We also added resources and challenges for you to use throughout your well-being journey!

How nutritious is your diet?

Did you know all WELL participants who complete the Stanford WELL for Life Scale get access to the Food Frequency Questionnaire for free? The FFQ is one of the best tools to measure the nutrition in your diet, and delivers feedback as accurate as one year of recording every meal! Once you complete the scale click on How well do you eat?  under the Surveys heading to assess your nutrition.

What have we accomplished in 2019?

Check out our research, new sites, new projects and more! 2019 has been an unforgettable year with two publications, two new sites (Bangkok, Thailand and Changhua City, Taiwan), the 2019 WELL summit, community outreach events, new student researchers and post doctoral fellows, and other research projects. We have reached new heights with our research and we are proud of the many advances we have made. 


Questions or comments? Email us at wellforlife.stanford.edu or call (650) 497-1807