Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Local hero achieves national spotlight

Bayview Hunters Point pediatrician Nadine Burke is featured in the latest edition of The New Yorker. She makes a powerful case that growing up with poverty and violence has serious health consequences, and that the physical effects of anxiety may be far more damaging than we ever thought.

Dr. Burke is a local hero and national leader in the evolving sciences of stress physiology and neuroendocrinology. She was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in February.

See more about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as it affects vulnerable communities in the Seva* Project Policy Brief, which emerged from a community-based participatory research project, a partnership of SF General Hospital and the BVHP community.

Photo credit Footprints (archive): Dr. Burke was caught with a young friend at a 2008 Health Fair sponsored by California Pacific Medical Center.

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