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A pioneer in the field of medicine, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has earned international attention for her innovative approach to addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, as a risk factor for adult disease such as heart disease and cancer.  Her work has demonstrated that it’s time to reassess the relationship between early childhood adversity, child development and health, and how the practical applications of the Adverse Childhood Experiences study can improve health outcomes.

A pediatrician, mom and the founder/CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, Burke Harris has brought these scientific discoveries and her new approach to audiences at the Mayo Clinic, American Academy of Pediatrics and Google Zeitgeist.

Burke Harris’ TED Talk, “How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime,” has been viewed more than one and half million times. Her work has been profiled in the New Yorker, in Paul Tough’s best-selling book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, and in Jamie Redford’s soon to be released feature film, “Resilience.”

Dr. Burke Harris serves as an expert advisor on the Too Small to Fail initiative championed by the Clinton Foundation in association with Next Generation to improve the lives of children ages birth to five. She also serves as an advisor on Governor Brown’s Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force and as a committee member for the Medical Home for Children Exposed to Violence Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Burke Harris’ work has also earned her the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Burke Harris and the Center for Youth Wellness are partnering with the University of California Benioff Children’s Hospital (San Francisco & Oakland) in the first ever research collaborative on toxic stress to validate an ACEs screening tool, evaluate promising interventions and identify predictive biomarkers.

With partners and allies, Dr. Burke Harris and the Center for Youth Wellness are also spearheading a national public education campaign to get the message out on early adversity to parents and pediatricians across the country, just as previous campaigns did for seat belts and secondhand smoke.  

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A pioneer in the field of medicine, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has earned international attention for her innovative approach to addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, as a risk factor for adult disease such as heart disease and cancer.  Her work has demonstrated that it’s time to reassess the relationship between early childhood adversity, child development and health, and how the practical applications of the Adverse Childhood Experiences study can improve health outcomes.

A pediatrician, mom and the founder/CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, Burke Harris has brought these scientific discoveries and her new approach to audiences at the Mayo Clinic, American Academy of Pediatrics and Google Zeitgeist.

Burke Harris’ TED Talk, “How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime,” has been viewed more than one and half million times. Her work has been profiled in the New Yorker, in Paul Tough’s best-selling book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, and in Jamie Redford’s soon to be released feature film, “Resilience.”

Dr. Burke Harris serves as an expert advisor on the Too Small to Fail initiative championed by the Clinton Foundation in association with Next Generation to improve the lives of children ages birth to five. She also serves as an advisor on Governor Brown’s Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force and as a committee member for the Medical Home for Children Exposed to Violence Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Burke Harris’ work has also earned her the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Burke Harris and the Center for Youth Wellness are partnering with the University of California Benioff Children’s Hospital (San Francisco & Oakland) in the first ever research collaborative on toxic stress to validate an ACEs screening tool, evaluate promising interventions and identify predictive biomarkers.

With partners and allies, Dr. Burke Harris and the Center for Youth Wellness are also spearheading a national public education campaign to get the message out on early adversity to parents and pediatricians across the country, just as previous campaigns did for seat belts and secondhand smoke.  

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Writings/awards


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Writings/awards


Committee Appointments

  • 2002–2003 Graduate Medical Education Committee, Stanford University Medical Center
  • 2003–2004 Post-Doctoral Education Committee, Stanford University Medical Center
  • 2004–2005 Liaison Committee on Medical Education Task Force, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 2004–2007 board of directors, San Francisco Urban Service Project
  • 2005–2009 Citizen's Committee for Community Development (Appt by: Mayor Gavin Newsom)
  • 2008–2013 Asthma Resource Council, board of directors
  • 2011—present American Academy of Pediatrics' The Resilience Project
  • 2012—present California Health and Human Services Agency' Jerry Brown' Let's Get Healthy California Task Force, Expert Advisor
  • 2013—present Advisory Council Member, Too Small To Fail Initiative

Awards

  • 1998, African American Leadership Council Award in Special Recognition of Participation in Promoting Excellence in Student Leadership
  • 1999, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
  • 2001, Gabriel Smilkstein Memorial Award for Outstanding Commitment to Humanitarian and Community Concerns and/or Service to the Medically Needy, UCDSOM
  • 2006, Certificate of Honor, Board of Supervisors, City and County of San Francisco (Women Builders of Communities and Dreams)
  • 2007, Tipping Point Award, Tipping Point Community
  • 2008, Certificate of Honor, Board of Supervisors, City and County of San Francisco
  • 2009, Wishes for Wellness Honoree, California Pacific Medical Center Foundation
  • 2010Florence Crittenton Award for Service to San Francisco’s Children and Their Families
  • 2011, Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Award
  •  2011, "Hot 20 Under 40," 7x7 SF Magazine
  •  2011, Community Person of the Year, National Council of Negro Women
  • 2013, Humanism in Medicine award, Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • 2013, KQED Black History Month Local Heroes Award
  • 2014, Leadership award, James Irvine Foundation

Selected works

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