Bremer Named Director of Nutrition Research Office
Dr. Andrew Bremer is the new director of NIH’s Office of Nutrition Research (ONR), part of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives in the NIH Office of the Director.
Bremer is a board-certified internist, pediatrician and pediatric endocrinologist, and has a Ph.D. in pharmacology. He previously served as chief of the Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). His areas of expertise include endocrine disorders, obesity, developmental origins of health and disease, and the role of nutrition in health throughout the life cycle.
Bremer earned his B.S. at Yale University. He completed M.D./Ph.D. training at Boston University, internal medicine and pediatric residencies at Baylor College of Medicine and a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He subsequently received an M.A.S. degree in clinical research from the University of California, Davis.
His career at NIH began in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Bremer is a co-chair on the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research steering committee, a member of the senior leadership group of the NIH Obesity Research Task Force, NIH liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ committee on nutrition and section on obesity, and a member of the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative steering committee.
As a member of ONR senior leadership, he helped develop the 2020-2030 Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research. Bremer has received numerous honors, including election to the Society for Pediatric Research, multiple NIH Director’s Awards and several teaching awards.