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Dr. Benjamin W. Van Voorhees, MD, MPH

Chair of Pediatrics

Project Director


Dr. Van Voorhees has over 25 years of experience as a pediatrician, researcher, and public health professional. Dr. Van Voorhees is responsible for overall oversight and management of the CHECK Program. In addition to his role with CHECK, Dr. Van Voorhees is the Interim Head of the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Van Voorhees main research interests have been focused on the treatment of depression in adolescents. Dr. Van Voorhees other research interest include psychotherapy, mental disorders in children, and resiliency formation.  Dr. Van Voorhees has lent his expertise to a number of research interventions including CURB, PATH, and CATCH-IT.  In addition to his numerous accomplishments, Dr. Van Voorhees is the primary author of more than thirty peer reviewed publications and has served as a grant reviewer for the government of the Netherlands and the RWJ Foundation. Dr. Van Voorhees has made more than fifty presentations at national and international scientific meetings.

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