Christina Roberto

Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Nutrition

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Nutrition


Christina A. Roberto, PhD is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar and an Assistant Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a psychologist and epidemiologist whose research aims to identify, understand, and alter the environmental and social forces that promote unhealthy eating behaviors linked to obesity and eating disorders. Christina is principal investigator of the Psychology of Eating And Consumer Health lab, which uses diverse research methods to study current food policy issues including menu labeling, front-of-package food labeling, food and diet industry marketing, and portion size limits on sugary drinks. In her work, she draws upon the fields of psychology, marketing, behavioral economics, and public health to answer research questions that can provide policymakers and institutions with science-based guidance. Dr. Roberto also works clinically with patients to help them improve their eating habits and lose weight. Dr. Roberto completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Princeton University and received a joint-PhD in clinical psychology and chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University. She completed her clinical internship at the Yale School of Medicine.


Ph.D. Yale University, Clinical Psychology, 2012
Joint Ph.D. Yale University, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, 2012
B.A. Princeton University Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, 2004


To learn more about Dr. Roberto’s research, please visit the PEACH Lab website.