The First Center in the World Focused on Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics
What if we could empower patients to monitor their own health? And, using the data they collect, what if we could piece together a picture of human health at the population level? Beyond just a glimpse of the finer details of health and disease, the goal would be to consistently track and actively apply the findings to prevent disease or detect it earlier.
The Stanford Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics Center (PHIND) is the first in the world focused on precision health and integrated diagnostics, and will play a key role in mobilizing the components needed to advance this new vision of health care.
Dedicated to longitudinal monitoring and improvement of overall human health on a lifelong basis, the center will develop, test, and disseminate the next generation of health care strategies and mechanisms focused on precision health. It will integrate diagnostic information collected from multiple sources both on the body and in one’s home. By studying the fundamental biology underlying early transitions from health to disease and the “fingerprints or biomarkers” (molecules) of health and early disease, the new center aims to fundamentally revolutionize health care, leading to better and more productive lives for individuals.
The center also brings together faculty from all across Stanford for collaboration, and attracts the top scientists and physician-scientists worldwide who are focused on building the future of precision health. A key goal is to not only develop and test the strategies in our own community and hospitals, but to launch a new generation of companies that will help bring the discoveries and inventions at Stanford out for use all over the world.