Christina A. Roberto, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Director, Psychology of Eating And Consumer Health (PEACH) Lab


Christina A. Roberto, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Roberto is the Director of the Psychology of Eating And Consumer Health (PEACH) lab. Her research aims to identify and understand factors that promote unhealthy eating behaviors linked to obesity and eating disorders and design interventions to promote healthy eating. In her work, she draws upon the fields of psychology, marketing, behavioral economics, epidemiology, and public health to answer research questions that can provide policymakers and institutions with science-based guidance.

Dr. Roberto completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton University and earned a joint-PhD in clinical psychology and chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University. She completed her clinical internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. After internship, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.