Cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Division of Preventive Cardiology
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Dr. LaPrincess C. Brewer is a cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Mayo Clinic Division of Preventive Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in Rochester, MN.
She has clinical expertise in prevention, women’s health, cardiac rehabilitation and telecardiology for underserved populations. Dr. Brewer completed clinical fellowships in Cardiovascular Diseases and Preventive Cardiology within the Mayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. She was awarded the highly competitive, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholar Award and the KL2 Mentored Career Development Award to expand her work as a clinical investigator.
Dr. Brewer’s primary research interest is focused on addressing cardiovascular health disparities through community-based behavioral interventions for cardiovascular disease risk factor modification in racial/ethnic minority populations, particularly African-Americans. She also has a special interest in increasing minority participation in cardiovascular clinical trials. Dr. Brewer has published on faith-based and mental Health interventions for cardiovascular disease prevention, racial differences in weight maintenance among women, and psychosocial factors influencing cardiovascular health.
She also has a special interest in increasing minority participation in cardiovascular clinical trials. She is an active member of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. and serves on several committees.
She was inducted to the inaugural class of the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health distinction by the National Minority Quality Forum for her heart disease prevention intervention in African-American churches in Rochester and Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. Her community health advocacy efforts have been featured on both local and national media outlets such as the Mayo Clinic News Network, ABC, CBS, PBS, CNN, Reuters and the Huffington Post.