The Shepherd Research Lab (SRL) conducts biomedical imaging research to better detect and monitor metabolic diseases and cancer risk.

Our work includes a number of active human studies and technology development projects. We are  (1) developing methods for predicting breast cancer risk from breast density and tissue thickness; (2) predicting metabolic health status and disease risk using 3D Optical, X-ray, and magnetic resonance imaging; and (3) describing frailty and functional ability using advanced body composition analysis and strength assessments.