Dr. Nadine Burke Harris Officially Sworn in as California’s First Surgeon General

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February 14, 2019

 Photo via: KERA News 

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris officially became California’s first surgeon general when she was sworn into the position on Monday by Governor Gavin Newsom. 

Following her swearing-in ceremony, Harris tweeted out: “It’s official! Time to get to work! I’m honored and humbled to be leading the charge in service of healthy children and families in California.”

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With a medical degree from the University of California Davis School of Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University under her belt, Harris is the founder and CEO of Center for Youth Wellness. The center was created to  treat Adverse Childhood Experiences or “stressful or traumatic events that children experience before age 18,” according to the organization’s website

Harris, a national leader in pediatric medicine, is also the founding physician of the California Pacific Medical Center Bayview Child Health Center.  

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As California’s first surgeon general, Harris will continue to advocate for children’s physical and mental health. 

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