Helen Binns

  • 6102 Citations
1986 …2019

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Research Interests

I joined the Northwestern faculty in 1987 after completing a pediatric residency and Academic General Pediatric Fellowship at Children's Memorial Hospital.

I have conducted many studies focusing on my clinical areas of interest (especially, lead poisoning and childhood obesity). I also have expertise in practice-based research and continue to work to expand primary care-related research in community primary care practice settings. I provide guidance to support the research development of students, residents, fellows and other faculty members.

I direct the Wellness & Weight Management and the Lead Evaluation Programs for Lurie Children's. Through these programs, I provide consultative care for children exposed to lead and for children with obesity. We often join research with clinical care in order to better understand best ways to provide treatment for the children and families we serve.

Certifications and Licenses

Obesity Medicine

Training Experience

1984Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)
1987Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago

… → 1996

MD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 1981

Research interests

  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Nutrition / Dietetics
  • Obesity
  • Pediatrics

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Research Output

Case reports: Multifaceted experiences treating youth with severe obesity

Schaller, K. E., Stephenson-Somers, L. J., Ariza, A. J., Quadri, M. & Binns, H. J., Mar 2 2019, In : International journal of environmental research and public health. 16, 6, 927.

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Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Characteristics Associated with Successful Weight Management in Youth with Obesity

    Gorecki, M. C., Feinglass, J. M. & Binns, H. J., Sep 2019, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 212, p. 35-43 9 p.

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  • Characteristics of Children Referred to a Lipid Clinic Before and After the Universal Screening Guidelines

    Selvaraj, K., Olave-Pichon, A., Benuck, I., Ariza, A. J. & Binns, H. J., Jun 1 2019, In : Clinical pediatrics. 58, 6, p. 656-664 9 p.

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  • Choosing an accurate outcome metric for pediatric obesity care

    Gorecki, M. C. & Binns, H. J., Mar 2019, In : Pediatric Diabetes. 20, 2, p. 152-153 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    1 Scopus citations

    Health Outcomes of Youth in Clinical Pediatric Weight Management Programs in POWER

    POWER Work Group, May 2019, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 208, p. 57-65.e4

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  • 5 Scopus citations