Heather Burris, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 09/14/2021


Dr. Heather Burris is an attending neonatologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She studies social and environmental factors that contribute to perinatal health inequity. She performs analyses of pregnancy cohorts using health services and molecular epidemiologic methods. She is PI of a large Penn Medicine birth cohort study, GeoBirth, in which preterm births are rigorously phenotyped and linked to area-level exposures. She is also PI of a pilot RCT (PeliCaN) of maternal postpartum care in the NICU for high-risk patients. Dr. Burris received her BA in in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and her MD from Temple University. She completed pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She obtained her MPH at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. She mentors students and trainees across the Penn and CHOP community.