Benjamin Van Voorhees MD , MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Head Department of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief Children’s Hospital University of Illinois
Project Director for CHECK Grant Department of Pediatrics
University of Illinois at Chicago Children's Hospital UIHHSS

Dr. Benjamin Van Voorhees is the Chief of the Section of General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Development, and Associate Head for Clinical Affairs, in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago. He is Project Director for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Healthcare Innovation Award, CHECK (Coordination of HEalthcare for Complex Kids), the Principal Investigator of PATH (Promoting AdolescenTHealth) a National Institute of Mental Health RO-1 funded clinical trial and CURB (Chicago Urban Resiliency Building) an Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded clinical trial. Dr. Van Voorhees is dedicated to the development and evaluation of technology-based “behavioral vaccines” for children and adolescents at risk for depression. He is passionate to also advance healthcare access and coordination for children and young adults with chronic or complex medical conditions, particularly those who are underserved in the community. His current projects focus on a public health model of treatment and screening, providing innovative approaches and interventions to children and teenagers through targeted assessment and family focused care.