Dr. Chantelle Hart is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences 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, and 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, and early life influences on obesity risk. Dr. Hart’s work as PI has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Diabetes Association for the past twelve years. She currently serves as a member of the Psychosocial Risk and Disease Prevention study section at the NIH, and is on the editorial boards for the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Eating Behaviors, and Frontiers for Young Minds.
- PhD, Clinical Psychology (specialization in pediatric psychology), Case Western Reserve University
- MA, Clinical Psychology (specialization in pediatric psychology), Case Western Reserve University
- BA, Child Development, Tufts University