Chief Science Officer

Lindsey C. Burghardt, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP


Lindsey Burghardt, MD, MPH, FAAP, is the Chief Science Officer at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, where she develops and leads the Center’s scientific agenda. She is the founding director of the Center’s Early Childhood Scientific Council for Equity and the Environment, a multidisciplinary group that synthesizes and translates scientific mechanisms related to the many ways that the built and natural environments impact children’s development and lifelong health. She engages regularly in presentations and conversations with diverse stakeholders to communicate this science to a variety of audiences, with the goal of making it both accessible and actionable. Lindsey is also a practicing primary care pediatrician in the community outside of Boston and is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine.

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