Family and Child Health Researcher, Founder of Child Health and Resilience Mastery (CHARM)
Dr. Heidi Pottinger is a director of clinical investigations in the department of health promotion sciences at the University of Arizona, founder of the nonprofit Child Health and Resilience Mastery (CHARM), and a fellow of The OpEd Project. Over her career, she has focused extensively on education, research, and service efforts. She has a doctorate in maternal & child health and dual master's degrees in biomedical & health ethics and global family & child health. She is passionate about empowering others to cultivate resilience and well-being, especially through evidence- and strengths-based approaches. Originally from the U.S.-Mexico border town of Nogales, she now lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband and two young children.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS