Christina Roberto, Ph.D.

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Mitchell J. Blutt and Margot Krody Blutt Presidential Associate Professor
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Senior Fellow, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania
Affiliate, Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative
Associate Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Contact information
Perelman School of Medicine
Dept. of Medical Ethics & Health Policy
University of Pennsylvania
1121 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.A. (Psychology (Magna Cum Laude))
Princeton University, 2004.
Ph.D. (Chronic Disease Epidemiology (joint Ph.D.))
Yale University, 2012.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology (joint Ph.D.))
Yale University, 2012.
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Selected Publications

Roberto CA, Swinburn B, Hawkes C, Huang TT, Costa SA, Ashe M, Zwicker L, Cawley JH, Brownell KD: Patchy progress on obesity prevention: emerging examples, entrenched barriers, and new thinking. The Lancet 385: 2400-9, Feb 2015.

Brownell KD, Roberto CA: Strategic science with policy impact. The Lancet 385: 3445-6, Jun 2015.

Roberto CA, Kawachi I: Use of psychology and behavioral economics to promote healthy eating. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 47: 832-7, Dec 2014.

Roberto CA, Agnew H, Brownell KD: An Observational Study of Consumers Accessing Nutrition Information in Chain Restaurants American Journal of Public Health 99: 820-821, May 2009.

Block JP and Roberto CA: Potential Benefits of Calorie Labeling on Menus. JAMA 312: 887-8, Sept 2014.

Liu PJ, Wisdom J, Roberto CA, Liu LJ, Ubel PA: Using Behavioral Economics to Design More Effective Food Policies to Address Obesity. Applied Economic Perspectives and Management 36: 6-24, Mar 2014.

Bragg MA, Yanamadala S, Roberto CA, Harris JL, Brownell KD: Athlete Endorsements in Food Marketing. Pediatrics 132: 805-10, Nov 2013.

Gearhardt AN, Bragg MA, Pearl R, Schvey NA, Roberto CA, Brownell KD: Obesity and Public Policy. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology 8: 405-30, 2012.

Roberto CA, Baik J, Harris JL, Brownell KD: The Influence of Licensed Characters on Children’s Taste and Snack Preferences. Pediatrics 126: 88-93, Jul 2010.

Roberto CA, Larsen PD, Agnew H, Baik J, Brownell KD: Evaluating the Impact of Menu Labeling on Food Choices and Intake. American Journal of Public Health 100: 312-318, Feb 2010.

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