March 1, 2019

ChangeMakers: Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, building ‘a culture of health’ for the underserved

By Karl Oestreich

by Christine T. Nguyen

Every weekday in February, MPR News is featuring black Minnesotans making history to celebrate Black History Month. Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, 38, is a MPR News Logopreventive cardiologist in the department of cardiovascular medicine at Mayo Clinic, and an assistant professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Her research focuses on creating strategies to reduce heart disease health disparities in minority populations and underserved communities. Brewer also heads up the Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health (FAITH) program, which she started as a student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. She brought the program to the Mayo Clinic as a cardiology fellow seven years ago.

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Context: LaPrincess Brewer, M.D., M.P.H. is a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. Dr. Brewer's primary research focus is developing strategies to reduce and ultimately eliminate cardiovascular disease health disparities in racial and ethnic minority populations and in underserved communities through health promotion and community-based participatory research. Dr. Brewer also has special interest in increasing minority and women's participation in cardiovascular clinical trials through mobile health (mHealth) interventions. You can read more about her medical research here.

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