Transforming Human Health through the Science of Peak Performance

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The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance is discovering biological principles to optimize human performance and catalyze innovations in human health for all.

Almost all of what we know about health comes from the study of disease. Our scientific collaboration takes the opposite approach: we are studying peak performance, with the goal of enabling all people to achieve optimal health and well-being.

By comprehensively studying athletes of various ages, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and disciplines, the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance is trailblazing new possibilities.

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Our Vision

We are discovering the fundamental biological principles underlying peak performance. With our newfound insights, we will develop breakthroughs in understanding, treatments, and technology to help all people thrive.

Our vibrant community of researchers, trainees, athletes, coaches, and clinicians is working together to help shape the future of human performance. We welcome new partners to join us in our endeavor.

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Our Team

The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance consists of three large public universities and three private institutions. It is headed by a National Leadership Council. Science and Sports Advisory Council members provide guidance to maximize the impact of the research.

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Latest News

New research partnership unites six leading academic institutions to transform the science of human performance and advance global human health

July 21, 2021

New research partnership unites six leading academic institutions to transform the science of human performance and advance global human health

Using imaging to measure muscle adaptations during injury and recovery

July 16, 2021

Using imaging to measure muscle adaptations during injury and recovery

Suppressed immune response linked to failed bone healing

June 29, 2021

Suppressed immune response linked to failed bone healing

Female Athlete Conference attendees gain new ways to support, care for, and advocate for female athletes

June 29, 2021

Female Athlete Conference attendees gain new ways to support, care for, and advocate for female athletes

Estimating clinical blood test results with smartwatch data

May 24, 2021

Estimating clinical blood test results with smartwatch data

Drug shown to heal skin without scarring

April 22, 2021

Drug shown to heal skin without scarring

Images courtesy Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego (scientist using microscope); Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab, Stanford University (running simulation), Andrew Brodhead/Stanford News Service (DIY wearable system to accurately estimate calories burned from movement News Article).

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