Dr. Jalan Burton, or “Dr. J”, has over a decade of experience in well and sick child care, complex care, children with special needs, public health, youth development and health care consulting.
Dr. J believes that when children and families are supported they thrive. Her medical philosophy is centered on a deep commitment to building strong children and not just managing illness. Rather, her practice focuses on disease prevention, wellness enhancement, and community building.
Children spend most of their time at home and at school, making these the optimal locations for health promotion and intervention. Through HHP, Dr. J collaborates with families to provide comprehensive primary care that integrates traditional visits with consultations about healthy foods, quality sleep, and family routines.
When Dr. J is not providing excellent patient care she is spending time with her husband and their three children. She is actively involved in her local Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and civic association. She enjoys cooking, urban gardening, exercising, listening to podcasts, and reading.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Bachelor of Arts, 2005
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Master of Public Health, 2007
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York
(with a concentration in health promotion)
Doctor of Medicine, 2012
The George Washington University, Washington, DC
(with a concentration in urban and community medicine)
INTEGRATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE, 2012
The George Washington University Center for Integrative Medicine, Washington, DC
Reiki Level One
Internship and Residency in Pediatric Primary Care, 2015
University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(with additional training in teaching and medical education)
pediatric leadership program, 2018
Leadership Innovation Fostering Engagement, American Academy of Pediatrics
(with a focus on practice and organization level wellness initiatives)
The George Washington University school of medicine and health sciences
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
American Academy of Pediatrics
District of Columbia Public School Parent Teacher organization
article about Dr. j IN THE WASHINGTON, DC COMMUNITY.
Video of Dr. j speaking on local news about adolescence.
Article highlighting Dr. j's participation on a student debt panel
as a GW Medical School Alumni.
Oral testimony presented by Dr. j at the District of Columbia
Public School Performance Oversight Committee Hearing
sponsored by the DC Education Committee, 2018.