Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
Claudette E. Brooks, M.D.
Claudette E. Brooks, M.D., joined ORWH in 2013. During 11 years at West Virginia University Hospital (WVUH) Stroke Center, Dr. Brooks developed the Stroke Research Clinics, Tele-Stroke program, Neurovascular Laboratory, and the West Virginia University Center of Excellence for Women”s Health (CoEWH) Stroke Clinic, for which she served as Director. Dr. Brooks also developed HealthSouth Mountain View (HSMV) Regional Rehabilitation Center”s Stroke/Neuro-rehabilitation Program—now Joint Commission—recognized during her tenure as Medical Director of the program. She served as President of the Medical Staff/Medical Executive Committee, and as a member of the Board of Governor”s/Governing Body at HSMV for two years.
Dr. Brooks has accomplished community research projects on women”s cardiovascular/neurovascular disorders, minority and rural health and health disparities, and site principal investigator for multi-center clinical trials including NIH/NINDS-sponsored clinical stroke trials. She has presented research at multiple conferences including the World Stroke Congress 2006 in Cape Town, South Africa. As a member and volunteer for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, she served on the spokespersons panel, Membership committee, Minority Affairs Committee, and regionally, the Go Red for Women and Power to End Stroke programs.
Dr. Brooks worked with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) on stroke and cardiovascular care including serving as Director of the West Virginia Stroke Task Force from 2004-2006, and producing the WVDHHR publication, Understanding Stroke in West Virginia, 2004, which assessed the impact of stroke disparities in West Virginia and brought state-wide attention to the need for more resources to improve the state”s cardiovascular and cerebrovascular care.
Dr. Brooks was selected for both the American Academy of Neurology”s Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum and the American Neurological Association”s Translational and Clinical Research Program.
She earned a B.S. in biology from the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, and her M.D. from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Brooks completed her residency in neurology at West Virginia University Health Sciences Center and her cerebrovascular disease/stroke fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.