Christina A. Roberto, PhD

croberto@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine

Christina A. Roberto, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine. She is a psychologist and epidemiologist whose research aims to identify and understand factors that promote unhealthy eating behaviors and design interventions to improve eating habits. She directs the Psychology of Eating And Consumer Health (PEACH) lab. In her work, she draws upon the fields of psychology, marketing, behavioral economics, and population health to answer research questions that can provide policymakers and institutions with science-based guidance.

Dr. Roberto completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton University and earned a joint-PhD in clinical psychology and chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University. She completed her clinical internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. After internship, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Watch as she describes her work and the importance of engaging policymakers through "strategic science":