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LaPrincess C. Brewer, M.D., M.P.H.

  1. Cardiologist
  2. Internist

Specialty Groups


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Dr. LaPrincess Brewer is a cardiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine within the Mayo Clinic Division of Preventive Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in Rochester, MN. She earned her master of public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Brewer completed clinical fellowships in Cardiovascular Diseases and Preventive Cardiology within the Mayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. She has clinical expertise in the following areas:

  • Care of patients with risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Evaluation and treatment of cardiac rehabilitation patients
  • Cardiovascular health in women
  • General consultative cardiovascular medicine in hospital and outpatient settings
  • Telecardiology for underserved populations
  • Exercise testing

She was awarded highly competitive career development awards including the American Heart Association-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Award, NIH Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Scholar Award and the NIH KL2 Mentored Career Development Award to expand her work as a clinical investigator. Her research is funded by the NIH and has a primary focus on addressing cardiovascular health disparities through innovative, community-based behavioral interventions for cardiovascular disease risk factor modification in underserved communities and special populations. 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.

  1. Exercise stress test
  2. Telecardiology
  • Cardiovascular health and risk reduction
  • Cardiovascular risk stratification and management
  • Community-based prevention
  • Women's heart disease
  • Public health
  • Telecardiology
  • Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
  1. 2016
    Fellow - Preventive Cardiology Fellowship ProgramMayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  2. 2016
    Fellow - Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship ProgramMayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  3. 2016
    FellowCardiovascular Disease, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2012
    ResidencyJohns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  5. 2010
    Internship - Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency ProgramJohns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  6. 2009
    MD - MedicineGeorge Washington University School of Medicine
  7. 2008
    MPH - Epidemiological and Biostatistical Methods for Public Health and Clinical ResearchThe Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  8. 2003
    BS - Chemical EngineeringHoward University


  1. 2015
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2012
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2024
    Leading the Narrative Award Society of Behavioral Medicine
  2. 2022
    Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development AwardBristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
  3. 2022
    Department of Medicine Award - Highest Rated Educators within Resident EducationMayo Clinic
  4. 2021
    2021 Wenger Award for Excellence in Medical Research. Women Heart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
  5. 2020
    Top Healthcare Professional Under 40 AwardNational Medical Association
  6. 2020
    2020 History Maker at Home AwardCity of Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights
  7. 2020
    Best Article International Medical Informatics Association
  8. 2019
    QI/Innovation Project AwardMany Faces of Community Health Conference
  9. 2019
    Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Scholar Award American Heart Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  10. 2019
    Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) Diversity ScholarInaugural class
  11. 2019
    National Institutes of Health Rising StarInaugural class
  12. 2019
    First Place, Young Investigator AwardAmerican Society of Preventive Cardiology Congress on CVD Prevention
  13. 2019
    ChangeMakerMinnesota Public Radio
  14. 2018
    FellowAmerican Society of Preventive Cardiology
  15. 2017
    Community Volunteer AwardMinnesota American College of Physicians
  16. 2017
    NIH Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program (LRP) AwardNational Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  17. 2017
    Early Career Investigator Travel StipendCouncil on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, American Heart Association
  18. 2017
    Fellow (FACC)American College of Cardiology
  19. 2016
    2016 Person of the Year in Health CarePost Bulletin
  20. 2016
    40 Under 40 Leaders in Health AwardNational Minority Quality Forum
  21. 2016
    Research ScholarBuilding Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Program
  22. 2015
    Dr. Jay Brown Best Abstract AwardAssociation of Black Cardiologists, Inc.
  23. 2015
    EPI Minority Travel AwardEpidemiology and Prevention Council, American Heart Association
  24. 2015
    National Institute on Aging Butler-Williams Scholar Travel AwardAmerican Geriatrics Society Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
  25. 2015
    Young Scientist, US DelegateLindau Nobel Laureate Council
  26. 2015
    Early Career Clinician Researcher Travel Grant, International Symposium on AtherosclerosisInternational Atherosclerosis Society
  27. 2013
    Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for ExcellenceAmerican Heart Association
  28. 2003
    Magna Cum LaudeHoward University
  29. 2003
    Technology/Engineering Exchange Student Ambassador University of Havana; Havana, Cuba

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    Technology for Behavior Change and Health Equity Writing CommitteeAmerican Heart Association
  2. 2023 - present
    Board MemberNational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Observational Study Monitoring Board (OSMB) for the Jackson Heart Study
  3. 2023 - present
    MentorCOURAGE (Creating Opportunities for Underrepresented Researchers to Achieve Growth and Excellence)
  4. 2022 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  5. 2022 - present
    Panel MemberAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  6. 2022 - 2023
    2023 Annual Meeting Planning CommitteeSociety of Behavioral Medicine
  7. 2022
    2022 Annual Meeting Planning CommitteeAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  8. 2022 - present
    Digital Health Equity/Access Working GroupMayo Clinic Center for Digital Health
  9. 2022 - present
    Digital Strategy for Clinical Trials Advisory CouncilMayo Clinic Center for Digital Health
  10. 2022 - present
    Applicant Clinical InterviewerMayo Clinic MD/PhD Dissertation Committee
  11. 2022 - present
    Committee MemberCardiovascular Health Clinic Education Committee, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
  12. 2022 - present
    National Council Operations CommitteeAmerican Heart Association
  13. 2022 - present
    Social Determinants of Health Data Standards Writing CommitteeAmerican Heart Association
  14. 2022 - present
    Core Components of Cardiac Rehabilitation Writing CommitteeAmerican Heart Association/American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  15. 2022 - present
    MentorCardioNerds Academy Scholars Program
  16. 2022 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  17. 2021 - present
    Clinical Trials & Research CommitteeAmerican College of Cardiology
  18. 2020 - present
    EPI/QCOR Social Determinants of Health CommitteeAmerican Heart Association
  19. 2020 - present
    Council on Epidemiology and Prevention Leadership Council, Member-At-LargeAmerican Heart Association
  20. 2020 - present
    Member, 2023 Annual Meeting Planning Committee, Health Equity, Cardiovascular Disease Interest GroupsSociety of Behavioral Medicine
  21. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberMayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  22. 2018 - present
    Applicant Clinical InterviewerMayo Clinic Preventive Cardiology Fellowship Program Special Interest Faculty
  23. 2018 - present
    Applicant Clinical InterviewerMayo Clinic Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program Special Interest Faculty
  24. 2017 - present
    Applicant Clinical InterviewerMayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program
  25. 2017 - present
    MemberNIH/NIDDK National Minority Research Investigators
  26. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  27. 2016 - present
    Member, Disparities, Health Information Technology Interest GroupsAcademyHealth
  28. 2016 - present
    Member, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Community Health Planning and Policy Development SectionsAmerican Public Health Association
  29. 2016 - present
    Committee Member, Community Programs Strategic Planning Committee Association of Black Cardiologists, Incorporated
  30. 2016 - present
    MemberNational Medical Association
  31. 2014 - present
    Member, Community Programs and Scholarship Review CommitteesAssociation of Black Cardiologists, Inc.
  32. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Preventive Cardiology
  33. 2013 - present
    Member, Councils on Clinical Cardiology, Epidemiology and PreventionAmerican Heart Association
  34. 2012 - present
    Member, Early Career Professionals SectionAmerican College of Cardiology
  35. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  36. 2012 - present
    Member, Health Disparities Working GroupMinnesota Medical Association
  37. 2012 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society


Research activities

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