⚠ COVID-19 INFORMATION: Resources, Vaccine Information

Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD, CDCES

Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD, CDCES

Pediatric Psychologist, The Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Language: English

Appointments & Referrals

312.227.3444

About Me

Dr. Weissberg-Benchell is a pediatric psychologist with over 25 years of research experience and clinical work with children, adolescents and families with chronic illnesses and their families. Her academic appointment is as a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is faculty at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and is part of the hospital’s consultation-liaison service.

She has published numerous research articles and offered workshops and lectures addressing issues such as improving self-management behaviors, family adaptation and coping, building adolescent resilience, the use of diabetes technology (insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors and the artificial pancreas), and transitioning from pediatric to adult care. She is a co-author of two books, one that focuses on transitioning from pediatric to adult care, and another that focuses on working with adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

Clinical Interests: Children with diabetes, solid organ transplants; coping and adaptation to chronic illness, family management of chronic illness​

Education & Training

Education: Ph.D. in clinical child psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1990; M.A. in clinical child psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH , 1987; B.A. in psychology and history, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1984

Postgraduate Training: Postdoctoral fellowship in diabetes, Children's National Medical Center, Washington D.C., 1989-1990; Predoctoral internship, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1988-1989

Professional Organizations: American Diabetes Association; Society for Pediatric Psychology; Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange; Juvenile Diabetes and Research Foundation; International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes

See Northwestern University Faculty Profile >

Research

Research Interests: Chronic illness: adaptation, coping, transitioning to adult care

Call for Insurance information: 1.800.543.7362