Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Nadine Burke Harris

Who is She?

Nadine Burke Harris is a Canadian-American pediatrician who has been the Surgeon General of California since 2019; she is the first person appointed to that position. She is known for linking adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress with harmful effects on health later in life.



  1. Nadine Burke Harris, MD – “The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity”
    • Profile
      • Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP – “The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity” (2/12/18) – Family Action Network.
    •  Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Family Action Network
        Date Posted:- 2018-February-15th
  2. How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris
    • Profile
      • Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect, and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.
    •  Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- TED
        Date Posted:- 2015-February-17th

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