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Brenda Brewer

Associate Director

Brenda Brewer is an Associate Director with more than 25 years of research experience performing a variety of roles on health studies, including clinical trials. She also has more than 30 years of experience in the health field, with a primary interest in cancer prevention and infectious disease.

Ms. Brewer leads international in-country assessments of baby food companies and compliance of the WHO Code in India, Thailand, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Mexico for a nonprofit organization. She served as the project director for the National Lung Screening Trial funded by the National Cancer Institute. This research led to more effective lung cancer screening guidelines, helping to reduce the incidence of lung cancer. Ms. Brewer also led the Clinical Research Support Service contract funded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , helping to prevent and evaluate therapies for HIV and other emerging infectious diseases.

Selected Publications and Presentations

1.) Aberle, D.R., DeMello, S., Berg, C.D., Black, W.C., Brewer, B., Church, T.R., Clingan, K.L., Duan, F., Fagerstrom, R.M., Gareen, I.F., Gatsonis, C.A., Gierada, D.S., Jain, A., Jones, G.C., Mahon, I., Marcus, P.M., Rathmell, J.M., Sicks, J., and for the National Lung Screening Trial Research Team. (2011). Reduced lung-cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomographic screening. New England Journal of Medicine, 365(5), 395-409. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1102873 PMID: 21714641

2.) National Lung Screening Trial Research Team. (2011). The National Lung Screening Trial:  Overview and study design. Radiology, 258(1), 243-253. doi: 10.1148/radiol.10091808 PMID: 21045183

3.) Brewer, B.K., Valdes-Salgado, R., Evans, A., Lo, A., and Bhatia, R. (2021). National assessment on the compliance with the code and the national measures – Mexico Report (for Access to Nutrition Foundation). ATNF website: ATNF. Available at: https://accesstonutrition.org/app/uploads/2021/06/ATNF_Mexico_Report_Final_06.2021.pdf.

4.) Brewer, B.K., Valdes-Salgado, R., Evans, A., Lo, A., and Bhatia, R. (2021). National assessment on the compliance with the code and the national measures – Philippines Report (for Access to Nutrition Foundation). ATNF website: ATNF. Available at: https://accesstonutrition.org/app/uploads/2021/05/ATNF_Phillipines_Report_FINAL_05.04.21.pdf.

5.) Brewer, B.K., Evans, A., Vij, V., Crossley, R., and Kauer, I. (2019, June). Compliance status of baby food product labels to the WHO Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and national regulations in five countries (Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Thailand, and Nigeria) (panel presentation presenter). Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood:  Bio-cultural Perspectives, Grange over Sands, England.

6.) Brewer, B.K., Vij, V., Crossley, R., and Kauer, I. (2019, June). Evolving media monitoring methodology to assess baby food manufacturers’ compliance with the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (panel presentation presenter). Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood:  Bio-cultural Perspectives, Grange over Sands, England.

7.)  Brewer, B.K., Andrzejewski, C., Vij, V., Crossley, R., and Kauer, I. (2018, November). Findings across five international studies (Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Thailand, and Nigeria) to assess compliance with the WHO Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and relevant national regulations (panel presentation presenter). American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

8.) Brewer, B. (2018, January). 2017 Assessment of baby food companies’ compliance with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes in Thailand and national regulation (invited briefing presenter). Stakeholder Meeting with Thailand Ministry of Health, Bangkok, Thailand. Available at: https://accesstonutrition.org/sites/us18.atnindex.org/files/resources/thailand_bms_results_final_20180202.pdf.

9.) Andres, C., Brewer, B., Burns, J., Della Torre, K., Gubb, S., Levesque, A., Rosenbaum, J., Trejos Salguero, R., Savage, T., and Sawyer, H. (2017, October). CRO support for responding to disease outbreaks:  A Zika case study (poster). Society of Clinical Research Associates Meeting, Orlando, FL.

10.) Brewer, B.K., Clingan, K., Keating, K., Lawler-Heavner, J., Payte, N., Rosenbaum, J., and Ross, W. (2011, May). Creating and supporting a productive environment for ancillary study development in a multi-center trial. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials, Vancouver, BC, Canada.