Stanford Female Athlete Science And Translational Research (FASTR) Program
Innovating ways to improve the health of girls and women of all abilities through athletic participation and performance.
The FASTR program seeks to help close the gender gap in sports science research with an emphasis on early identification and interventions to prevent injury and identify ways to optimize performance in female athletes.
The FASTR vision also involves translation of this cutting-edge information and research to athletes, coaches, and practitioners in the community. We hope to inspire female athletes to learn more about their bodies and embrace what makes them strong and unique. Through proper education surrounding fueling, recovery, mental health, and more we encourage the development lifelong athletes.
The FASTR Program at Stanford is a university-wide research initiative in collaboration with the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital with support from the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance at Stanford. Both efforts are part of a multi-institution alliance focused on uncovering the biological principles that govern human performance.
Through our research, we seek to better understand the female athlete and provide the resources to make optimal health and performance more accessible to female athletes of all ages and abilities.
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Our Research Projects
Our team is executing a number of research projects to learn more about strategies to optimize bone health, identify risk factors for bone stress injuries, improve screening for Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) and the Female Athlete Triad, and translate existing research to female athletes.