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.
Dr. Eichen is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego.
Dr. Appleton-Knapp’s research at CHEAR focuses on the relationship between memory and weight loss.View Profile
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
Dr. Corbett is the project director of the FRESH-DOSE study at CHEAR.View Profile
Miryam recently graduated from UCSD with a BS in Cognitive Science specializing in Neuroscience and a minor in music.View Profile
Interventionists And Trainees
Maritza is an interventionist for several studies at CHEAR and is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern.View Profile
Natalie is a primary assessor and an interventionist for the CHEAR studies and is a research assistant at CHEAR.View Profile