Nadine Burke-Harris

Monday, December 3, 2018, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: "On Arts" Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

A pioneer in the field of medicine, pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a leader in the movement to transform how we respond to early childhood adversity and the resulting toxic stress that dramatically impacts our health and longevity. She is the founder/CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness. Her TED Talk, “How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime,” has been viewed more than 3 million times, and 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 feature film, Resilience. Her work has earned her the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Heinz Award for the Human Condition. Additionally, she serves as an expert advisor on the Too Small to Fail initiative to improve the lives of children, and on the American Academy of Pediatrics National Advisory Board For Screening. She is the author of  The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity.