Helen Binns

  • 5840 Citations
1986 …2019
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Personal profile

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 - Chicago

… → 1996

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 1981

Research interests

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

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Obesity Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2011 2019

Research Output 1986 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Case reports: Multifaceted experiences treating youth with severe obesity

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Morbid Obesity
Social Determinants of Health
Community Mental Health Services
Family Relations

Characteristics Associated with Successful Weight Management in Youth with Obesity

Gorecki, M. C., Feinglass, J. M. & Binns, H., Sep 1 2019, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 212, p. 35-43 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Mass Index
Weights and Measures

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., Jun 1 2019, In : Clinical pediatrics. 58, 6, p. 656-664 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
1 Citation (Scopus)

Choosing an accurate outcome metric for pediatric obesity care

Gorecki, M. C. & Binns, H., Mar 1 2019, In : Pediatric Diabetes. 20, 2, p. 152-153 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Pediatric Obesity
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

POWER Work Group, May 1 2019, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 208, p. 57-65.e4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatric Obesity
Weights and Measures