Desiree Collins Bradley

Family advisor, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston

Bradley was inspired by the medical journey of her daughter, who was born with a rare genetic disorder called Jarcho-Levin Syndrome, to become an advocate for her daughter and within the medical community. She believes in the pillars of family-centered care, and she is passionate about communicating their importance and raising awareness about them. At Texas Children’s Hospital, she is co-chair of the Newborn Center Family Advisory Committee. In addition, she is a family advisor for the Vermont Oxford Network, which focuses on global neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) improvement projects, and the project coordinator for Project DOCC Houston, a nonprofit organization focusing on the importance of partnerships between physicians and families taking care of a child who is chronically ill or has a disability.