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Center for Body Image Research & Policy

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Our vision is to improve body image, health, and wellness for individuals, families, and communities.

Letter from the Director

Welcome to the Center for Body Image Research and Policy! The CBIRP is an interdisciplinary research center housed in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. The center is built around the goal to improve body image, health, and wellness for individuals, families, and communities.

Through our interdisciplinary team of researchers, educators, and community agencies we aim to produce research of the highest quality, provide education in regards to body image and health, as well as inform and support policies which promote positive body image to improve physical, mental, and sexual health.

Please explore our website to learn more about our mission and the members of our center and their work. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Most sincerely,

Virginia Ramseyer Winter

Center Aims

  • To understand body image as it relates to health and well-being.
  • To produce innovative, rigorous research that leads to the development of and/or tests the efficacy of:
    • Interventions,
    • policy, and
    • education and training curricula.

Dr. Landor presentingPresentation at the 14th European Congress of Psychology in Milan Italy