Eric J. Brandt, MD, is a cardiologist and lipidologist at Yale University School of Medicine/Yale-New Haven Hospital. He currently holds the position of National Clinician Scholar at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He is also a clinical lipidologist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology.
Dr. Brandt has contributed original research on multiple topics in cardiology and lipidology. His most notable work has been focused on issues at the intersection of nutrition and policy. Dr. Brandt introduced a policy to the American Medical Association (AMA) to increase the AMA’s voice in supporting a nationwide ban of trans fat. Dr. Brandt found that there was a significant decline in heart attacks and strokes in counties where there were restrictions on the use of trans fats in restaurants. This work received national and international attention, including the New York Times, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, and the award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomic and Health Outcomes Research from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). He has also completed work that improves the understanding of the availability of grocery delivery to food deserts and the mechanism of action of PCSK9 inhibitors, among other works.
Dr. Brandt plans to continue studying the effects of nutrition policy on population outcomes and understanding the complex relationship between nutritional strategies and how these alter the cardiovascular risk associated with lipid disorders.