Dr. Hahn receives $2.2m NIH grant

Dr. James Hahn
August 16, 2021

Dr. James Hahn has received a four-year, $2.2 million National Institutes of Health R01 grant for the project “Advancing 3D optical body surface scan technology to assess physiological and psychological effects in highly obese population.” This interdisciplinary project will develop an optical scanning technology along with machine learning to assess the health of highly obese subjects, and in particular to assess hepatic steatosis and fibrosis.

Dr. Hahn is the principal investigator (PI) on the grant. The co-investigators are Drs. Marijane Hynes (Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences), Fang Jin (Statistics, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences), John Philbeck (Psychology, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences), Khashayar Vaziri (Surgery, School of Medicine and Health Sciences), Mamoun Younes (Pathology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences), Steven Zeddun (Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences), and Xiaoke Zhang (Statistics, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences).