Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Nadine is founder and chief executive officer of the Center for Youth Wellness. She has earned international attention for her innovative approach to addressing adverse childhood experiences as a risk factor for health problems, such as heart disease and cancer. Her work has demonstrated that it is time to reassess the relationship between poverty, child development, and health.
Nadine serves as an expert advisor on Hillary Clinton’s Too Small to Fail initiative and the Clinton Foundation in association with Next Generation. This initiative aims to help parents and businesses take meaningful actions to improve the health and well-being of children ages zero to five so that more of America’s children are prepared to succeed in the 21st century. Nadine also serves as an advisor on Governor Jerry Brown’s “Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force” and as a committee member for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Medical Home for Children Exposed to Violence Committee. Her work has been profiled in Paul Tough’s best-selling book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, which was hailed by New York Times columnist David Brooks as “essential.” Nadine’s work has also earned her the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.
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