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Chantelle Hart

Chantelle Hart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Contact

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

Education

  • 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 

Biography

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.

Research Interests

  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Diabetes
  • Health Disparities 
  • Health Promotion
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Minority Health
  • Nutrition 
  • Obesity 
  • Physical Activity 
  • Sleep