HEAL Network

Stanford Faculty working in partnership to achieve health equity

Introducing the Stanford School of Medicine HEAL Network

In response to growing interest and expertise among faculty that are dedicated to addressing health disparities, we have launched a Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL) Network. Based in research and scholarship, the HEAL Network will bring faculty together to determine how we can better address health inequities. Through the Network members will be able to:

  • Receive or provide mentorship
 
  • Participate in education and training
 
  • Identify collaborative funding opportunities
 
  • Develop local and National policies to address health disparities

The HEAL Network builds upon the vision from Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity (SPHERE), a five-year initiative led by Bonnie Maldonado that is dedicated to reducing disease in minority populations through the implementation of precision health projects and community engagement.

Please learn more about SPHERE by visiting the SPHERE Website.

Join the HEAL Network

HEAL Network membership is currently open to Stanford Medicine faculty who are involved or interested in Health Equity Research. While membership is currently limited to faculty, most HEAL Network activities are open to anyone at Stanford with an interest in Health Equity research. We will promote HEAL Network activities to a broad audience through the HEAL and SPHERE Websites and other communication approaches.  See who is in the HEAL Network


HEAL Network Steering Committee


Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS
Lee Sanders MD, MPH
Lisa Goldman Rosas, PhD MPH
Maame Yaa A. B. Yiadom, MD, MPH, MSCI
Fatima Rodriguez, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA

OFDD HEAL Network Leadership

Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, MD
Jill Evans, MPH
Magali Fassiotto, PhD

Upcoming Events


Health Equity Research in the Disability Community

October 26th, 2021 from 12:00PM-1:00PM, via Zoom

Speakers

Dr. Peter Poullos
Dr. Ken Sutha
Dr. Holly Tabor

Moderator
Dr. Lisa Goldman-Rosas

Please register

Previous Events

HEAL Network Members Kick-Off Meeting

October 12, 2021


Health Equity Research in the Latinx Community

September 30, 2021

Health Equity Research in the Latinx Community, where faculty who do this work shared their experiences in a fireside chat panel. Speakers included: Dr. Nicole Martinez-MartinDr. Tina Hernandez-BoussardDr. Fatima Rodriguez, and Dr. Yvonne "Bonnie" Maldonado.


Education and Training Resources



Precision Health Equity in Primary Care Seminar Series

This four-part seminar series presented the state of the science of precision health equity, from societal, scientific, and clinical perspectives, and was designed to inform and inspire primary care providers to translate these innovations into their practices and communities.

SPHERE Seminar I: Precision Health Equity and Social Justice

SPHERE Seminar II: Germline Screening for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease in Minority Populations

SPHERE Seminar III: Pharmacogenomics in Underserved Communities

SPHERE Seminar IV: Polygenic Risk Scores in Primary Care Screening


Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) webinar 

The Intersection of Precision Medicine and Health Equity in Combating COVID-19