Christina Roberto

Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Nutrition

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Nutrition

Christina A. Roberto is a psychologist and epidemiologist whose research aims to identify, understand, and alter the individual and environmental forces that promote unhealthy eating behaviors linked with obesity and eating disorders. Dr. Roberto’s recent research has focused on three important food policy issues: 1) menu labeling; 2) front-of-package food labeling; and 3) child-targeted food marketing. In her work, she integrates perspectives from psychology, behavioral economics, marketing, and public health to provide institutions and policymakers with science-based guidance. Currently Dr. Roberto is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Princeton University and received a joint-PhD in clinical psychology and chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University.