Helen Binns

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1986 …2021

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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)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Epidemiology, MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago

… → 1996

Medicine, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 1981

Research interests

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


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