Nadine Burke Harris is a pediatrician and the first and current Surgeon General of California. She is known for linking adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress with harmful effects to health later on in life. She is an advisory council member for The Clinton Foundation’s Too Small to Fail campaign, and the Founder and former chief executive officer of the Center for Youth Wellness.
Dr. Harris received her bachelor’s degree in integrative biology from the University of California, Berkeley and her medical degree from the University of California, Davis. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, within Stanford University School of Medicine. Following receipt of her master’s degree in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she went on to serve a residency at Stanford in pediatrics. In 2018, she released her first book The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity.