Felipe Agudelo

Assistant Professor
  • Public Health
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  • PhD in Curriculum Studies, DePaul University
  • Master of Public Health, National School of Public Health at University of Antioquia (Colombia)


Felipe Agudelo is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at Simmons University. He began his career in public health with community projects focused on sanitation in rural areas in Colombia. Upon completing his MPH, he worked on various projects related to homeless children and civil rights and health conditions among sex workers. This experience led him to participate in the Sexual Violence Observatory in Medellin, Colombia, where he continued to develop his passion for community health education and communication strategies to effectively reach vulnerable populations. He was drawn to education, specifically to curriculum studies, to better understand the role of education as a social determinant of health and to explore the use of various pedagogical approaches for the education of future public health practitioners.

Research/Special Projects

Agudelo’s current research focuses on the school-to-prison pipeline and the role of schools in developing health inequities, as well as immigrant health and racism, more specifically looking into how racism, stigma and public health are discursively constructed on social media platforms.