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Nadine Burke Harris, 1975-Present

Nadine Burke Harris, 1975-Present

Nadine Burke Harris, 1975-Present
Nadine Burke Harris’s career has taken her to the front lines of the social determinants of health in pediatrics. As a pediatrician and medical director of the Bayview Child Health Center in San Francisco, she began observing how childhood trauma, officially recognized as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), affects health outcomes throughout life. This includes physical and emotional abuse and other forms of trauma experienced by children, which sometimes doubled the risk of their developing a chronic disease as an adult. In 2007, she founded the Center for Youth Wellness, in the effort to advance pediatric medicine, raise awareness, and transform the way society responds to children exposed to ACEs and toxic stress. In 2019, Burke Harris became the first Surgeon General of California.

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  1. Nadine Burke Harris, 1975-Present
    Nadine Burke Harris’s career has taken her to the front lines of the social determinants of health in pediatrics. As a pediatrician and medical director of the Bayview Child Health Center in San Francisco, she began observing how childhood trauma, officially recognized as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), affects health outcomes throughout life. This includes physical and emotional abuse and other forms of trauma experienced by children, which sometimes doubled the risk of their developing a chronic disease as an adult. In 2007, she founded the Center for Youth Wellness, in the effort to advance pediatric medicine, raise awareness, and transform the way society responds to children exposed to ACEs and toxic stress. In 2019, Burke Harris became the first Surgeon General of California.

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