Sept. 19: A Conversation with California's First Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris

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Nadine Burke Harris headshotA Conversation with California's First Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris

Lecture | September 19 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquia

Sponsors: School of Public HealthHaas Institute and Goldman School of Public Policy

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has seen firsthand the health effects of childhood stress. As a pediatrician and medical director of the Bayview Child Health Center in San Francisco, she began studying how childhood adversity translates to poor health in adulthood. In 2013, she founded the Center for Youth Wellness in order to push pediatric medicine to consider this correlation as she continued to address toxic stress in children in underserved communities in San Francisco. In January 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom appointed her as the state of California’s first Surgeon General.

Berkeley Public Health Dean Michael C. Lu, who served as the Director of the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2012-17, will engage Dr. Burke in a candid discussion about her career in pediatrics and health advocacy, the connection between childhood trauma and health outcomes, and what we can expect during her appointment as the first Surgeon General of California.

The event will be followed by a light reception.

This talk is part of the 2019 UC Berkeley School of Public Health Dean’s Speaker Series. This event is co-sponsored by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy.

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This event is now SOLD OUT. Due to the overwhelming response and due to limited seating capacity in our Colloquia, seats will be assigned on a  first-come first-served basis to guests who have registered. However, registration does not guarantee a seat in the Colloquia. Guests who have registered and do not arrive early enough for a seat will be able to follow the event on the big screen set up in our Forum, outside the Colloquia, where there will be a few chairs and benches available. All attendees are welcome to the reception following the talk, which will take place in the Forum.

PLEASE NOTE: This talk will also be recorded and broadcasted live. To access the online livestream, visit our Berkeley Public Health homepage on the day of the event or follow this link.