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 brings faculty together to determine how we can better address health inequities. Through the Network members are 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

The HEAL Network is launching a new series of seven workshops over the next several months. The series, entitled HEAL Talks: Strategies for Engaging in Health Equity Research, is geared towards Jr. Faculty and Faculty who would like to enhance their skills in conducting health equity research with communities.

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