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Shepherd Research Lab

Body Composition Research

These studies look at fat, lean, and bone tissue to quantify how aspects of body shape exhibit risk of diseases such as cancers and obesity. We also study how the development and a person’s environment may affect their body. Click the links to learn more.

Ongoing Projects

  • Shape Up! Studies

    Shape Up! Studies explore and develop ways to measure health and body composition from 2D and 3D images, which can then provide useful and detailed information about various health and wellness risks. The research relies on information gathered from subjects. If you’d like to participate, visit the site to learn more!

Completed Projects

Latest publications related to body composition:

View more publications on our Publication page.