University of Florida

The Body Image and Stigma (BIAS) Lab at the University of Florida focuses broadly on stigma due to appearance, health conditions, and other intersecting identities. Our research aims to (1) build greater understanding of the health impact of body-related stigma and (2) develop and test innovative strategies for reducing stigma and its negative consequences. We use psychology and public health approaches to advance knowledge of stigma and potential interventions at clinical, social, and structural levels. The BIAS Lab mission is to conduct rigorous science that informs clinical practice and policy and reduces suffering caused by health- and appearance-based stigma.