The Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research develops and provides novel treatments for promoting healthy eating and weight management to children and adults through science, innovation, and collaboration.
The University of California, San Diego Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research (UCSD CHEAR) is dedicated to developing state of the art interventions for obesity and overeating based on basic behavioral science, cognitive science and neuroscience. Our vision is to provide excellence in research, patient care, and education as it relates to obesity and eating-related disorders. Our research and services are designed to help individuals overcome and/or manage their weight-related issues throughout their lifetime.
At CHEAR, Dr. Anderson provides expertise in nutrition measurement, and the impact of interventions on nutritional outcomes.View Profile
Dr. Marcus oversees the physical activity interventions and assessments at CHEAR.View Profile
Dr. Risbrough’s research at CHEAR focuses on the psychophysiology assessments and analyses of response to food cues.View Profile
Michael is a clinical interventionist and assessor across the pediatric studies at CHEAR.View Profile
At CHEAR, Zoe is one of the graduate student researcher and assessor/interventionist in many of the on-going projects in the lab.View Profile
Dr. Corbett is a Clinical Interventionist for pediatric studies at CHEAR.View Profile
Heather Halford is a Clinical Interventionist for pediatric studies at CHEARView Profile
Dr. Jesslyn Goldbaum is the program manager of the Binge Eating Disorder Intensive Day Treatment Programs at CHEAR.View Profile
Dr. Obayashi oversees the data management, nutrition analyses and is a Clinical Interventionist at CHEAR.View Profile
Monica Montoya is a Clinical Interventionist for pediatric studies at CHEAR.View Profile
Anthony is the Project Coordinator for the ReFRESH study at CHEAR.View Profile
Caley is a Health Educator and Intervention Specialist in the Binge Eating Disorder Intensive Day Treatment Programs at CHEAR.View Profile
Marcia is CHEAR’s Administrative Assistant (and part-time qualitative data analyst), with a medical anthropology background that focused on maternal-child health and family quality of life.View Profile