Bob Brewer, MD, MSPH

Epidemiologist – Lead, Alcohol Program, Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Photo: Bob Brewer, MD, MSPH

Dr. Brewer leads the Alcohol Program in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at CDC.

Dr. Brewer has authored and co-authored many publications and reports on excessive alcohol use, particularly binge drinking, and on health and social problems related to it, such as alcohol-impaired driving. He has also worked closely with the Guide to Community Preventive Services on reviews of policy strategies for the prevention of excessive alcohol use, and in the development of translation tools to support their implementation into public health practice at the state and local levels.

Prior to assuming his current position in Atlanta, Dr. Brewer worked as the State Chronic Disease Epidemiologist in Nebraska, on assignment through the CDC’s Chronic Disease Field Epidemiology Program; led the CDC’s work on the prevention of alcohol-impaired driving at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; and served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer in North Carolina.

Dr. Brewer is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and School of Public Health, and is Board Certifed in Preventive Medicine.

Area of Expertise
Epidemiology and Prevention of Excessive Alcohol Use

Page last reviewed: September 20, 2017