NADINE BURKE HARRIS
THE DEEPEST WELL: HEALING THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF CHILDHOOD ADVERSITY
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was already known as an innovative, crusading physician delivering targeted care to vulnerable children. But it was her patient Diego—a boy who had stopped growing four years earlier after a sexual trauma—who galvanized her to dig deeper into the connections between toxic stress and the lifelong illnesses she was tracking among so many of her patients and their families. A survey of more than 17,000 adult patients’ “adverse childhood experiences,” or ACEs, like divorce, substance abuse, or neglect, had proved that the higher a person’s ACE score the worse their health—and now led Burke Harris to an astonishing breakthrough. Childhood stress changes our neural systems and lasts a lifetime.
“At this point in my career, I only want to work with people who I really enjoy working with. People who I learn from and who I feel like they up my game. And that was actually the reason why I wanted to work with Doug and work with IA, because I felt like there was a lot that I could learn about crafting the message that I wanted to get out there. And on top of that, Doug is just such a wonderful person that when you have the opportunity to work with him, you want to take it.” –Nadine Burke Harris
“Doug is just such a wonderful person that when you have the opportunity to work with him, you want to take it.”