Focus of Work
Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a founding volunteer of the Chicago Youth Programs, a community-based organization that works to improve the health and life opportunities of at-risk youth. She is also Associate Chair of Advocacy for the Department of Pediatrics and Medical Director of Lurie Children’s Injury Prevention and Research Center and the new Healthy Communities initiative.
Dr. Sheehan is interested in youth development, injury and violence prevention, and population health.
Dr. Sheehan divides her clinical time between directing the Chicago Youth Programs Clinic at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and attending in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
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Education and Certification
- MD: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1989)
- MPH: University of Illinois - Chicago, Public Health (1996)
- Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Pediatrics (1992)
- Board Certification: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 62
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611
Institutes and Centers
- Center for Diabetes and Metabolism
- Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences
- Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) - Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics
- Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)
- Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute