Richard J. Sherwood, MA, PhD

Professor, Vice Chair of Research, Direct, Craniofacial Research Center

University of Missouri – Columbia (MU)

Dr. Richard Sherwood is a Professor and the Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Sherwood is a biomedical scientist with a specialty in human craniofacial biology, growth and development, and quantitative genetics. He holds degrees in Anthropology (U.C. Berkeley) and Biomedical Sciences (Kent State University). His NIH-funded research focuses on creation of individualized predictive models of craniofacial growth designed to assist clinicians in identification of optimal treatment timing. Previous NIH-Funded projects include investigation of the genetic and environmental influences on craniofacial form in two human populations (one in the US and one in a remote area of Nepal), as well as research on a non-human primate model (baboon) for craniofacial biology. He is also an active co-investigator in a number of studies on childhood skeletal growth, development, and bone accrual.