A youthful-looking, vibrant, and beautiful black female doctor who specializes in treating children is blazing her own amazing trail in the medical field.
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris (pictured) is a California-based pediatrician who has made quite a name for herself since she graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Harris, a native of Canada, is the pioneer of a new research study, which being conducted in concert with the University of California Benioff Children’s Hospital.
This first-ever study of its kind seeks to revolutionize how stress is treated in children. The study will involve improving Adverse Childhood Experiences screening, evaluating intervention processes, and identifying better predictive biomarkers. All of these generally accepted operation procedures are critical to the effective treatment of children who have experienced deep emotional trauma over the course of their short lives.
Dr. Harris’ is the founder and CEO of an organization called the Center for Youth Wellness (CFW). CFW will be working in collaboration with the University of California Benioff Children’s Hospital to conduct this new study. Mental stability is a key factor when it comes to physical health. Dr. Harris clearly understands this as it pertains to children.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Dr. Harris talked about the co-relation between mental trauma and sickness in children.
“They would have chronic abdominal pain, headaches, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, opposition defiant disorder. It could be that all these different kids have all these diagnoses, or it could be that there is one thing at the root of this,” Dr. Harris told The Post.
While observing these children as a practicing pediatrician, Dr. Harris embarked on a mission to “do something different.” Dr. Harris’ viral YouTube video , which features her live commentary in front of an audience for TED Talks touches on the reasons why childhood trauma impacts the physical health of children.
To watch Dr. Harris’ compelling commentary on children’s health, please click here.