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.