Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Shepherd is the Director of the UCSF’s Center for Translational Science Institute’s Body Composition, Energy Metabolism and Exercise Physiology Laboratory. He received his PhD in Engineering Physics from the University of Virginia and postdoctoral training in Biophysics from Princeton University. He leads a group of researchers studying advanced imaging techniques for breast cancer, bone density, and body composition. He is also currently the PI of three NIH-funded studies in diagnostic breast imaging and 3D optical body scans as predictors of health in children and adults. He has been Co-Chair for all 8 International meetings on breast densitometry and has an active collaboration with the San Francisco Mammography Registry. He is a frequent expert consultant to the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency for body composition assessment and has been sent on over 15 missions to developing countries around the world. He is a previous recipient of the ISCD Oscar Gluck Humanitarian and Global Leadership Awards.

Presentation Title and Company Description

AI and Data Science Showcase: Large-scale Studies Using DAO Patient-owned Data
Shepherd Radiomics Lab (SRL) at the University of California San Francisco develops biomarkers from big data sources of medical imaging to reduce the burden of aging and diseases including breast cancer, osteoporosis, frailty, and metabolic diseases.

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