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Chantelle Hart

Chantelle Hart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Center for Obesity Research and Education
3223 N. Broad Street, Suite 175
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Office: 215-707-8639  
Fax: 215-707-6475  


Dr. Chantelle Hart is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health at Temple University and a research scientist at the Center for Obesity Research and Education. She holds a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2004); she completed her internship and fellowship in pediatric obesity at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Prior to joining the faculty at Temple, Dr. Hart was an Associate Professor (Research) at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and staff psychologist at the Weight Control & Diabetes Research Center at the Miriam Hospital.

Dr. Hart's research focuses on the use of behavioral approaches for prevention and treatment of obesity in childhood, particularly the role of enhancing children's sleep to decrease obesity risk.  Additional research interests include the role of parents in obesity risk transmission/protection, early life influences on obesity risk, and dissemination of behavioral treatment approaches for pediatric obesity in community settings.

Course Involvement

Health Psychology

Obesity: From Genes to Junk Food

Grants & Contracts


U01 CA150387-01                                    Wing (PI)                                            09/28/09-08/31/14

The National Cancer Institute

Increasing Sleep Duration: A Novel Approach to Weight Control

The purpose of the project is to translate the basic science on sleep duration into a novel intervention to reduce obesity and obesity-related co-morbidities.

Role: Co-I/Consultant


R01 HL092910                              Hart (PI)                                             04/01/11-03/31/15

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Enhancing Sleep Duration: Effects on Children’s Eating and Activity Behaviors

The purpose of this grant is to determine whether an intervention to increase sleep duration in school-age children affects eating and activity behaviors, and zBMI.

Role: PI


U01 DK094449   Wing (PI)                               12/01/11-11/30/16                                                 (0.45 academic)

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Preventing Excessive Gestational Weight Gain in Obese Women

The purpose of this grant is to determine the efficacy of a multicomponent intervention to prevent excessive gestational weight gain in a multiethnic population.

Role: Co-I


R01 HL116254    Mitchell/Jelalian (Co-PI)        04/01/13-03/31/15                             (0.18 academic/0.06 summer)

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Asthma and Physical Activity in Urban Children: Cultural and Contextual Factors

The purpose of this grant is to understand how asthma symptomatology affects engagement in physical activity.

Role: Co-I


R21HD078890-01 Kuhl (PI)                             02/1/14-01/31/16                                                   (0.45 academic)

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Developing a Preschool Obesity Intervention for Families Enrolled in WIC                      

The purpose of this grant is to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a community-based preschool obesity intervention that is specifically designed for families who are enrolled in WIC.

Role: Co-I


2011-68001-30148 Fisher (PI)                        03/01/11-02/29/16                            (1.35 academic/ 0.45 summer)

USDA Agriculture Food and Research Initiative

Reducing solid fat and added sugar intakes in low-income preschoolers through environmental and behavioral portion size strategies

To prevent obesity among low-income preschoolers by reducing excessive energy intakes from foods high in solid fats and added sugars (SFAS) through authoritative portion size strategies.

Role: Co-I as of 03/2014


1R01DK101046-01 Carskadon (PI)                 03/01/14-01/31/19                                           (0.72 academic)

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Food Choices in Overweight & Normal Weight Adolescents—Sleep & Circadian Rhythms

The present study uses a sophisticated experimental paradigm-forced desynchrony-to assess circadian and sleep-wake homeostatic parameters in normal weight and overweight adolescents, and to determine the relative contribution of circadian phase and time awake on eating behaviors and food choices. 

Role: Co-I


1R34DK100981-01                              Jelalian (PI)                                          09/01/13-08/31/15      

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

TEEN JOIN: A scalable weight control intervention for adolescents

The proposed study is a randomized controlled trial (RCT) testing the effectiveness of an enhanced version of the JOIN program (developed by United Health Group and Y-USA) at improving weight loss than the original JOIN program (while maintaining its scalability in a community setting).

Role: Consultant

Clinical Interests

-Behavioral treatment approaches with pediatric populations particularly related to sleep and obesity