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.