Christina A. Roberto, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine. She is trained as a psychologist and epidemiologist. Dr. Roberto directs the Psychology of Eating and Consumer Health (PEACH) lab whose mission is to identify, understand, and alter the environmental forces that promote unhealthy eating habits. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating policies and interventions to prevent nutrition-related chronic diseases. 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"
Watch as she describes her work and the importance of engaging policymakers through "strategic science":