TED Video and Discussion Series

Date: June 8, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


JUNE 8th


Lecture Hall - Room N110

Free Admission


Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

“How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime”


Our TED talk for Saturday, 6/8/19, is by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, whose Facebook name is Stress Doctor, and it is entitled, “How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime.” Dr. Harris reveals a little-understood, yet universal factor in childhood that can profoundly impact adult-onset disease—childhood trauma.  As she says, “We get to be part of shaping and creating our nation’s response to the single largest public health threat we are facing today.”

Dr. Harris is a Jamaican-American pediatrician who innovatively studies adverse childhood experiences as a risk factor for adult diseases such as heart disease and cancer. She is founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, an initiative seeking to create a clinical model that recognizes and effectively treats toxic stress in children, and she practices at the California Pacific Medical Center Bayview Child Health Center, of which she was the founding physician. Her work pushes the health establishment to reexamine its relationship to social risk factors, and advocates for active medical interventions to counteract the damaging physiologic impact of stress on our children.

And as an added bonus to this excellent talk, our moderator for it is Debra Silver, a Licensed Psychotherapist.  We hope you can join us.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and the TED talks feature experts in a variety of fields who present unique ways of looking at their respective fields of expertise.

Everyone is welcome to these free sessions.

A discussion will take place after the lecture.


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