Erin B. Rasmussen’s research interests are broadly in the area of behavioral economics and behavioral pharmacology. Specifically, she has two laboratories (animal and human) that are dedicated to examining behavioral economic and neural correlates of behaviors and decision-making involved in obesity. Her animal work is centered around how endocannabinoid, dopaminergic, and opioid neurotransmitter systems affect the value of food and exercise reinforcement in genetic and environmental rodent models of obesity.  Her human work focuses on behavioral economic factors related to food-based decision-making related to obesity.  Click here to see her recent publications.