Vanessa Sherk

  • Orthopedics (SOM)

Research Description

Dr. Sherk’s research as tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine investigates how adult skeletal health is dictated by proper bone accrual, which is adversely regulated by early high fat feeding and obesity. The goal of this pursuit is to develop novel strategies to improve and optimize bone accrual, especially given the epidemic of global obesity.

As a Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research scientist, Dr. Sherk’s research study was focused on determining whether obesity attenuates the skeletal adaptations to exercise training. Ultimately, Dr. Sherk hopes to significantly advance our understanding of how obesity and metabolic dysfunction affects bone modeling and remodeling.