Virginia Ramseyer Winter, Ph.D
Director of Center for Body Image Research and Policy

Home Miz­zou School: Social Work

Email: ramseyerwinterv@missouri.edu

Phone: 573–884-8077

705 Clark Hall, Colum­bia MO

Gin­ny Ram­sey­er Winter’s pri­ma­ry research agen­da, ground­ed in the­o­ry and the strengths per­spec­tive, exam­ines body image in rela­tion to phys­i­cal, men­tal, and sex­u­al health. With her schol­ar­ship, she is most inter­est­ed in improv­ing body image to ulti­mate­ly lead to improve­ments in health out­comes. Exist­ing lit­er­a­ture sug­gests that poor body image may be relat­ed to riski­er sex­u­al behav­iors, eat­ing dis­or­ders, anx­i­ety, depres­sion, and poor phys­i­cal health out­comes, to name a few. Dr. Ram­sey­er Win­ter is the Found­ing Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Body Image Research & Pol­i­cy, which aims to improve body image, health, and well­ness for indi­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies and communities. 

Exper­tise: 

  • Body Image as it Relates to Phys­i­cal, Men­tal, Sex­u­al, Rela­tion­ship, and Repro­duc­tive Health Across the Lifespan
  • Inter­ven­tion Research
  • Social Work Edu­ca­tion.