R.L. Felipe Lobelo, MD, PhD, FAHA


Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


R.L. Felipe Lobelo, MD, PhD, FAHA, is an Associate Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health of Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He is also a Senior Physician Consultant for Population Health Research in the Department of Quality and Patient Safety at the Southeast Permanente Medical Group. 

Dr. Lobelo is a member of the cancer prevention and control research program at Winship Cancer Institute.


Dr. Lobelo earned his Medical Degree in 2002 from Rosario University School of Medicine in Bogota, Colombia. He then completed his specialization in clinical Epidemiology (Master's Equivalency) from Rosario University in 2004. He went on to earn his PhD in Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina in 2010. He also completed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program (Class of 2008) serving as an EIS officer in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.


Dr. Lobelo focuses on cancer and other chronic disease primary, secondary and tertiary prevention via lifestyle interventions and exercise medicine.


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Dr. Lobelo received the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award from the Department of Exercise Science of the University of South Carolina, 2008. Before that he received the Paffenbarger-Blair Award for Research on Physical Activity Epidemiology from the American College of Sports Medicine, 2006.

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