Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Community Health is to develop, implement, and integrate education, research and clinical training programs aimed at building leaders in community health and improving the health of underserved populations.


The Office of Community Health is proud to welcome a new cohort of medical students to Stanford University's School of Medicine. Fall quarter is a great time to stop by and see us if you are interested in any of the following:

  • Volunteering at the student-run Cardinal Free Clinics
  • Gaining early clinical experience in Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Receiving a summer fellowship to work with underserved communities
  • Partnering with an organization to conduct Community Based Participatory Research
  • Learning more about a dual MD/MPH program

Our friendly faculty and staff have vast knowledge and experience working with students, community-based organizations and Stanford faculty to support you in your interest in community and population health. We look forward to meeting you in person.

Read the OCH Newsletter and learn more about the work we have been doing with students and community partners

News & Events


Megan Deakins, SMS YR 1 will be working at Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley. Megan will be working on a project to provide exercise prescriptions for chronic disease management.

Blake Zwerling, SMS YR 1 will be working at Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto. Blake will be working on a project to implement screening protocols for Intimate Partner Violence.

12th Annual Community Health Symposium Highlights

“Stanford Medicine is poised to lead the biomedical revolution. That revolution begins here at home as we partner with community-based organizations to train future community health leaders and improve the health of local underserved populations. I am most grateful to the Office of Community Health; our valued community partners; and our faculty, students, and trainees for their commitment to community engagement and to Stanford Medicine’s vision to improve health here and around the globe - Lloyd Minor, MD, Dean, School of Medicine

Congratulations to the Community Partner Award Recipients