Dr. Rippe is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School with post graduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently the Founder and Director of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Tufts University School of Medicine and Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida. Over the past 20 years Dr. Rippe has established and run the largest research organization in the world exploring how daily habits and actions impact short and long-term health and quality of life. This organization, Rippe Lifestyle Institute (RLI) has published hundreds of studies that form the scientific basis for the fields of lifestyle medicine and high performance health. Rippe Lifestyle Institute also conducts numerous studies every year on nutrition and healthy weight management. Dr. Rippe also serves as the Chairman of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at the University of Central Florida (CLM at UCF). The CLM at UCF is the first University based organization to conduct basic research and teach students at all levels in the area of lifestyle medicine. The CLM at UCF is located in a state-of-the-art 8,000 square foot facility in the Research Park adjacent to the UCF campus. Dr. Rippe leads a team of UCF faculty conducting basic research in all aspects of lifestyle medicine at the CLM at UCF.