WELL for Life

For half a century, the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) has been at the forefront of wellness and health promotion.

Online Registry

In 3 sites, the WELL For life registry will enroll 10,000 participants to answer questions about the many different factors that impact health and wellbeing.  

Lifestyle Interventions

We will develop and test new interventions designed to promote health and wellbeing for individuals and communities. 


We will gather biosamples from participants in China and Taiwan to determine if there are any genetic predictors associated with wellbeing. 

About Us

Collectively, SPRC faculty and investigators have been instrumental in setting national and international standards for community-based interventions aimed at improving diet, reducing smoking, increasing physical activity, and reducing the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease. To achieve decisive impact that will change the global wellness landscape, SPRC has developed a bold initiative — WELL for Life. 

As a flaghship effort of SPRC, WELL for Life aims to be the definitive platform to investigate, promote, and extend wellness for people from all walks of life. Insights, information and evidence on wellness will be shared with interested people in order to translate everyday queries, worries, and interests of people about how to live a better life into concrete, scientific evidence that can really make our lives better.

John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc

Director of SPRC and Principal Investigator of WELL for Life

WELL for Life is a cooperative effort comprising: world-renowned researchers from the Stanford Prevention Research Center, a team of dedicated WELL staff, an eminent Advisory Board, collaborative community partners and engaged citizen scienctists – all of whom are working together to build the scientific evidence about wellbeing so that we can improve the health and quality of life of people all around the world.  Our approach includes measuring factors that affect wellbeing through carefully constructed surveys, interventions designed to improve wellbeing and gathering biosamples to determine genetic predictors of wellbeing. It’s a very exciting study – join us!

Sandra J Winter, PhD, MHA

Director of WELL for Life