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Heather H. Burris, MD, MPH
Heather H. Burris
Attending Physician

Dr. Burris is a perinatal researcher motivated by unequal birth outcomes across populations in the United States. She uses molecular epidemiologic approaches to study the intersection of social and environmental factors and how they contribute to birth outcome disparities.

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Bio

Heather H. Burris, MD, MPH, is an attending neonatologist at CHOP Newborn Care and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a core faculty member at the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE).

Dr. Burris is a perinatal researcher motivated by unequal birth outcomes across populations in the United States. She uses molecular epidemiologic approaches to study the intersection of social and environmental factors and how they contribute to birth outcome disparities.

She directs a birth cohort based in Boston where she and her colleagues have recruited more than 950 pregnant women to study psychosocial stress, resilience, and epigenetic biomarkers in mothers and infants. Her team also mines large hospital-based and national population-based datasets to analyze other contributors to unequal perinatal care and outcomes.

Dr. Burris received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at CHOP before moving to Boston for clinical and research fellowships, as well as an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness from Harvard School of Public Health. She returned to CHOP and Penn in 2017.

Education and Training

BA, University of Pennsylvania (Anthropology), 1997

MD, Temple University School of Medicine, 2003

MPH, Harvard School of Public Health (Clinical Effectiveness), 2009

Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine), 2009

Research Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital (Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship), 2009

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2003-

Society for Pediatric Research, 2015-

Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, 2017-

Professional Awards

Community Pediatric Advocacy Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2006

NIH Young Investigator, Perinatal Research Society, 2014

Mentor of the Year Award, New England Perinatal Society, 2015, 2016

New Outstanding Member Lecturer, Society for Pediatric Research Presidential Plenary at Pediatric Academic Society, 2016

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