Andrea Lobene, Ph.D., RD

Assistant Professor

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Get to know Dr. Lobene


My research interests are focused on how nutrition, especially mineral intake, affects cardiovascular health. Minerals and other dietary factors can begin to affect the cardiovascular system long before the onset of overt cardiovascular disease. This includes changes in blood pressure as well as changes in the health of the vasculature, particularly endothelial function. The work conducted in my laboratory aims to 1) identify and characterize the links between mineral intake and cardiovascular health, 2) understand the physiological mechanisms underlying these effects, and 3) develop and implement effective dietary interventions to improve cardiovascular risk factors.


  • Postdoctoral Training, Nutrition and Vascular Physiology (University of Delaware, 2020-2023)
  • PhD, Nutrition Science (Purdue University, 2020)
  • MS, Foods and Nutrition (University of Georgia, 2016)
  • Dietetic Internship (University of Georgia, 2016)
  • BSFCS, Dietetics with a minor in Spanish (University of Georgia, 2014)

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities



  • AHA/VIVA Physicians Postdoctoral Fellowship (23POST1009835) (2023)
  • Indiana CTSI Predoctoral Fellowship (2019-2020)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Purdue University Department of Nutrition Science (2020)
  • Paula Dudley White Scholar, American Heart Association, Epi|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions. Award given to the primary author of the highest ranked abstract from each country (2019)
  • Early Investigator Travel Award to present at the Epi|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health (2019)
  • Fredrick N. Andrews Fellowship, Purdue University Graduate School (2016-2018)
  • Outstanding Student in a DPD Program, Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2014)