Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD, CDCES
Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD, CDCESPediatric Psychologist, The Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Pronouns: She, Her
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.
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 DiabetesSee Northwestern University Faculty Profile
Research Interests: Chronic illness: adaptation, coping, transitioning to adult care