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Despite modern medical advances and the development of a variety of weight loss therapies, obesity continues to be a highly prevalent, difficult-to-treat condition. Long-standing conceptualizations of obesity have emphasized the role of personal responsibility and choice in weight-related decisions and behaviors, but more recent outlooks emphasize aspects of the food environment operating outside of the individual. My research focuses on identifying a variety of environmental influences that may negatively affect individuals’ ability to make healthful decisions. I am most interested in identifying stimuli in the environment that may shift individuals’ perceptions of the healthfulness of foods and affect their food choices and consumption. Additionally, I aim to utilize these findings to better inform both clinical weight loss interventions, as well as public health policy.