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February 28, 2019

Mayo Clinic Cardiology Researcher Heralded as a ‘Change Maker’

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News is featuring Black Minnesotans making history every weekday in February to celebrate Black History Month. The news agency featured LaPrincess C. Brewer, M.D., M.P.H., as part of the series. Dr. Brewer, a health disparities researcher working in the field of Preventative Cardiology, focuses her work on devising strategies to reduce heart health disparities in minority and underserved populations through her Fostering African American Improvement in Total Health (FAITH) research program in Rochester and Twin Cities. Dr. Brewer partners with leaders of health ministries and members of various congregations to  develop healthy living programs tailored specifically for their health concerns

In the interview Dr. Brewer states that growing up she witnessed several of her church members dying at a young age due to complications related to heart disease. Her research program is a way to give back to her community by collectively developing strategies to establish a culture of health.

Dr. Brewer’s MPR interview aired on Feb. 21, 2019.

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