CMU professor is conducting studies on body image

file8221346229050The studies are intended to explore how women over the age of 18, feel about their bodies and their journey to accepting their weight.

Dr. Andrea Bombak is an assistant professor in the school of health sciences at CMU. She is conducting the study.

“Very often in the clinical literature and in everyday life we talk about how body acceptance is this ongoing process or this journey that people sort of have to undertake and that there’s lots of fluctuations in this and you don’t really wake up one day and say I really love myself and I really love my body, that it’s ongoing negotiation that you have.”

Bombak says she is still recruiting people for the weight loss surgery study.

The studies started in October. Data collection is expected to last a year.