Chief Executive Officer, National Institute for Children’s Health Quality
Term Ends August 2021
Scott Berns is the CEO of the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality and also a Co-Founder of The Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) and serves as the organization’s Board Chair. The mission of PRF is to discover treatments and the cure for Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome and its aging-related conditions. As Board Chair, Berns ensured that PRF was the key force behind the discovery of the progeria gene, and he has developed programs and services to aid both those affected by progeria and the scientists who conduct progeria research. Berns is the President and CEO of NICHQ (National Institute for Children’s Health Quality), a nonprofit organization that works to improve children’s health. He is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric emergency physician. He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Clinical Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice at the Brown School of Public Health in Providence, Rhode Island. He has made multiple media appearances as an expert in perinatal health, and his son Sam and family were featured in an HBO Emmy Award–winning documentary titled Life According to Sam. Berns received his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Boston University. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Rhode Island Hospital and completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He earned a Master of Public Health with a concentration in health, policy, and management from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures
As of February 13, 2018
- National Institute for Children’s Health Quality, Employer
- The Progeria Research Foundation, Volunteer, Board Chair
- The Progeria Research Foundation, Medical Director, Spouse