Chief, PGNB, DER
Dr. Bremer is a board-certified internist, pediatrician, and pediatric endocrinologist. He also has a doctorate in pharmacology. He is a highly experienced clinician-scientist with interests in fetal programming and the developmental origins of health and disease, pediatric endocrine disorders, childhood obesity, and the role of nutrition in development.
His clinical expertise includes disorders of glucose homeostasis in the newborn period, diabetes, normal and abnormal growth and development, and factors and conditions—including the environment and obesity—that impact growth and development. His research has also focused on the effects of maternal diet and nutrition on the intrauterine environment and fetal metabolic programming.
Dr. Bremer received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University, where he studied molecular biophysics and biochemistry. He completed his M.D./Ph.D. training at Boston University, his internal medicine and pediatrics residencies at Baylor College of Medicine, and his pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He subsequently received a master’s of advanced studies degree in clinical research from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Bremer was an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at Vanderbilt University before coming to NIH.
Prior to joining NICHD, Dr. Bremer was a program director in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). He was the NIDDK representative to the HHS Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women (PRGLAC) and a member of the NIH Nutrition Research Task Force, the Obesity Research Task Force, and the trans-NIH Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) group. He is also a faculty member of the NICHD Pediatric Endocrinology Training Program at the NIH Clinical Center.
Dr. Bremer has served the scientific community as a frequent reviewer for pediatric endocrinology, diabetes, obesity, nutrition, and public health journals and society review committees and often speaks about his research at scientific meetings. He has received numerous honors and accolades, including election to the Society for Pediatric Research, an NIH Director’s Award, and multiple teaching awards.