Nutrition Studies Research Group


The Nutrition Studies Research Group is a strong and growing component of the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Our current research focuses directly on nutrition intervention studies. We aim to expand nutrition research beyond traditional nutrients and phytochemicals to focus more on dietary patterns, and beyond traditional outcome measures like cholesterol to include more recently-established risk factors for disease such as inflammatory markers and DNA-methylation. Dietary strategies for weight loss are also a topic of research interest.

Research Studies - Recruiting

We frequently recruit for our research studies. Use the buttons below to learn more about studies we are currently recruiting for.

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Christopher Gardner, PhD

Director of Nutrition Studies at Stanford Prevention Research Center

The Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine at Stanford University

Maternal & Offspring
Microbiome Study (MOMS)

We will study microbiota-targeted dietary interventions in pregnant women to evaluate their effects on the microbiota during pregnancy, the infant’s developing microbiota, and aspects of their health.

for Life

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.