Dr. Sigrid Burruss shares how LLUH is working to heal violence and curb human trafficking in our community.

Episode Highlights

  • 3:41 – Trauma prevention program
  • 6:48 – Healing emotional trauma and a multi-million dollar grant
  • 15:22 – Connections between tattoos and human trafficking in our community
  • 19:38 – Demonstrating the humanity of medicine to the next generation

Meet Our Provider

Sigrid Burruss, MD


Dr. Sigrid Burruss is a critical care surgeon at Loma Linda University Health with a deep sense of responsibility for patients affected by poverty and violence. Understanding that community support is critical to positive outcomes, Dr. Burruss has helped build LLUH’s Hospital Violence Intervention Program. The program partners with nonprofits, law enforcement, and community members in San Bernardino, California, to implement violence prevention strategies and provide support for community healing. One of Dr. Burruss’ initiatives is the tattoo clinic, which provides free removal of tattoos that represent gang membership and human trafficking, helping people to recover from trauma and increase their opportunities for positive life change.

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