Christina A. Roberto, PhD
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar, Harvard School of Public Health
Dr. Roberto is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a psychologist and epidemiologist whose research focuses on public health policies designed to reduce obesity and improve diet. The aims of her research are to identify, understand, and alter the environmental and social forces that promote unhealthy eating behaviors linked to obesity and eating disorders. Christina conducts research using diverse methods that can provide policymakers with science-based guidance. Her recent research has been focused on three important food policy issues: 1) menu labeling; 2) front-of-package food labeling; and 3) child-targeted food marketing. As a Health & Society Scholar she is expanding this work to study Latino-targeted food marketing and deceptive marketing practices used to promote nutrient-poor, calorie-dense foods and weight-loss products. Christina completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Princeton University and received a joint-PhD in clinical psychology and chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University.