Marjorie Dejoie-Brewer MD
Dr. Marjorie Dejoie Brewer is the owner of MAD Fit, a medical consulting and Wellness & Health business and a Medical Consultant for the National Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. She most recently held the position of Patient engagement Lead in Rare Disease/Sickle Cell for Pfizer and Clinical Research Outreach Liaison for Hydroxyurea and Transition at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her groundbreaking work as a primary medical consultant for the Mayor’s “Fun, Fit, and Free” program, a key part of the Mayor’s Commission for Health, Fitness and inclusion, allowed her to apply her training in medicine, exercise physiology, and alternative medicine in an integrative, community based, preventative format with the primary goal of making Philadelphia a healthier city. From there, she molded a career in Functional Medicine, which utilizes a fusion of the principles of medicine, prescribed exercise, bio-psychosocial elements, stress reduction, nutrition, yoga and alternative medicine in the holistic treatment and care of patients with rare diseases and clients. Herself a patient of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), Dr. Dejoie is a firm proponent and practitioner of comprehensive and preventative health and wellness planning. This became the mission behind her consulting firm “M.A.D. fit" established in 2002. Building on this foundation, Dr. Dejoie opened a wellness center, “Bonne Santé” in the fall of 2003, dedicating herself to making this world a better place by making it healthier, one person at a time.Over the past 10 years she has developed relationships and collaborations with various organizations and health initiatives in the rare disease space. Current and past initiatives include but are not limited to organizations such as The American Red Cross Advisory board, Everylife Foundation, Global Genes Diversity and Inclusion initiative, Clinical trials outreach and recruitment PCORI, Rare Disease Summit, American Heart Association, Rare Disease week on Capitol Hill, Susan G. Komen Advisory Board and the Lupus Foundation of America. She puts an emphasis on engaging with advocacy groups and working in the community through different platforms so that patients and their families feel connected, educated and that they are at the center of the conversation along the health care journey.