Abby serves as the primary field technician at the Framingham Heart Study for Dr. Kiel’s Osteoporosis Study. She is a Certified Bone Densitometry Technologist operating the GE Lunar DXA scanner as well as Scanco Medical’s HR-pQCT scanner (High Resolution Peripheral Computed Tomography to measure bone mineral density, microarchitecture, and VAT. Her research experience includes different kinds of medical imaging used in clinical trials. She performs her exams at the Framingham Heart Study as part of the Bone Station. She attended the University of Rhode Island and is a member of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry as well as part of the certification council for the ISCD.