Dr. Wharton's research interests include food-policy issues at the local, state, and national levels that might relate both to obesity and to the sustainability of the food supply. He also studies lifestyle factors related to eating patterns and obesity, and consumer skepticism towards weight-loss information in the media. He teaches a course on computer applications in nutrition, has started a community-supported agriculture program on campus, and holds positions in the SCAN and HEN dietetic practice groups of American Dietetic Association
Wharton, C. M. In press. Obesity, Society, and Health. In: Obesity: A multidimensional approach to a contemporary global issue.
Sinha R, and Kapoor S (Eds). Delhi, India.
Wharton, C. M., M. Long, and M. B. Schwartz. In press. Changing nutrition standards in schools: The emerging impact on school revenue. J School Health.
Adams, T., C. M. Wharton, and T. Hirsch. In press. The Impact of Mental and Physical Factors on Illness Among College Students. J Am Coll Health.
Wharton, C. M., T. Adams T, and J. S. Hampl. In press. Weight loss practices and body weight perception among U.S. college students. J Am Coll Health.
Vartanian, L. R., M. B. Schwartz, C. M. Wharton, and K. D. Brownell. In press. Examining the nutritional quality of breakfast cereals marketed to children. J Am Diet Assoc.
Spencer, L, C. M. Wharton, and T. Adams. 2007. The Transtheoretical model as applied to dietary behaviour and outcomes. Nutr Res Rev.