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First surgeon general named by Gov. Newsom

Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., California’s first-ever surgeon general, will be sworn in Feb. 3, 2019. Courtesy Office of Gov. Gavin Newsom Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., California’s first-ever surgeon general SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom named Nadine

Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., California’s first-ever surgeon general, will be sworn in Feb. 3, 2019. Courtesy Office of Gov. Gavin Newsom

Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., California’s first-ever surgeon general

SACRAMENTO Gov. Gavin Newsom named Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., California’s first-ever surgeon general, Jan. 21, 2019. Burke Harris, 43, a pediatrician from San Francisco, will focus on combating the root causes of serious health conditions and reaching out to young families across the state.

Burke Harris is the founder and chief executive of the Center for Youth, which aims to improve the health of children exposed to toxic stress and trauma early in life.

The founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) in San Francisco, Burke Harris has dedicated her professional career to understanding the link between adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in children, and the effect both have on future health outcomes.

CYW is a national leader in the effort to advance pediatric medicine, raise public awareness, and transform the way society responds to children exposed to adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress.

Under the leadership of Burke Harris, CYW collaborates with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital on the Bay Area Research Consortium on Toxic Stress and Health to advance scientific screening and treatment of toxic stress. Additionally, she serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Advisory Board for Screening and a committee for the National Academy of Medicine.

Burke Harris is an expert advisor on the Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force, a former member of the Boys and Men of Color Trauma Advisory Committee, and a former member of the San Francisco Citizens’ Committee for Community Development. 

Burke Harris will be sworn in Feb. 11, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

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