David Gordon, MD, MPH: Psychosocial development in children with severe acute malnutrition

Malnutrition, particularly in the first 1000 days of life, is associated increased vulnerability to infection and compromised development. In this same period of life, inadequate psychosocial stimulation inhibits developmental potential. Malnutrition combined with psychosocial deprivation can have considerable implications on child development.

David Gordon MD MPH, is a Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics at UCSF, where he also served his residency. He is also the Founder of Primum, a quality management application that allows hospitals in LMIC to exchange operational data. It supports quality improvement workflow management, on-demand learning resources, and data sharing within and between sites. He has a long relationship with  the University of Gondar Hospital, Ethiopia, where he co-founded a pediatrics residency training program.

Join the 5th Annual  Pediatrics in Global Health Lecture Series in welcoming speakers in August and September.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

ZSFG, Bldg 5, 2nd Floor, 2A6

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School of Medicine, Global Health Sciences


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Alumni


Zuckerberg San Francisco General

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