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Meet the Black Woman Appointed as California’s First-Ever Surgeon General

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is the first-ever Surgeon General of the state of California appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Dr. Harris is an award-winning pediatrician and researcher who has dedicated her medical career to addressing and solving issues related to childhood trauma and the healthcare disparities of underserved communities. According to the California Health and Human Service Agency (CHHS) , the surgeon general position was created in 2019 with the purpose of advising the governor and being the spokesperson on public health issues. The role also includes leading medical professionals, scientists, public health experts, public servants and California citizens toward solutions to public health concerns. According to Black Culture News, the California Surgeon General and University of California, Berkeley graduate received her medical degree from the University of California, Davis and also holds a master’s in public health from Harvard University. After completing a pediatric...

Apr 6, 2020