RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Clinical Psychology, Epidemiology, Public Health
Area(s) of Expertise:
Obesity, Food Policy, Eating Disorders
Dr. Roberto is 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 (PEACH<http://peachlab.org/>) 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 limits on sugary drinks served in restaurants. 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. 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. She completed her clinical internship at the Yale School of Medicine.