Marcia Stefanick


Medicine Research in Disease Prevention
Medical School Office Bldg, 251 Campus Dr.
(650) 725-5041


Dr Stefanick is Principal Investigator of Stanford's (1) Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Center which is now following ~3900 women (12% minority), now 60-90 years of age, who have participated in the WHI diet, hormone, or calcium/vitamin trials (focused on heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer and osteoporotic bone fractures) or a study of natural aging since 1995, (2) NCI Women's Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) trial, which is following 500 of the total 3000 breast cancer survivors enrolled in this NCI trial to determine whether a plant-based diet can prevent breast cancer recurrence; and (3) MrOs, Study of Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (the MrOS study) which is following the health status of nearly 1000 of the 6000 men, aged 65 and over, in the NIAMS MrOS study, with particular interest in osteoporotic fractures and prostate cancer and the role of Sleep on cardiovascular health. Dr. Stefanick is actively involved in Women's Health @ Stanford (based in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology) and is currently developing a women's heart health program, HerHeart, for Stanford's Cardiovascular Institute. She is also Leader for the Cancer Prevention and Control Program of Stanford's Comprehensive Cancer Center and Program Director for Stanford's Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) mentorship program, funded by the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health.