Pablo Monsivais is a public health researcher at Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine His research interests include diet and health and the social determinants of food consumption, obesity and health. Pablo's research investigates the barriers to healthy diets, placing some populations at higher risk of obesity and chronic disease. Food costs and other economic factors, social context and neighborhood patterns of food availability are some of the factors being investigated. Pablo is also involved in research to measure the effects of nutrition and public health programs and interventions on food consumption and the nutritional quality of the diet. This work also extends to the use of modeling and other analytical approaches to identify cost-sensitive ways of improving nutrition at the population level.