Binny Chokshi


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Division of Military and Child Family Research
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Science of childhood adversity, Trauma-informed care, Adolescent Parenting, Medical Education


2014-2015 Pediatric Chief Resident, Children's National Hospital, Washington DC
2011-2014 Pediatrics Residency, Children's National Hospital, Washington DC

2020 MEd George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Washington DC
2011 MD Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
2006 BA Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, Major: Community Health


Dr. Binny Chokshi is a general pediatrician, with a focus on adolescent and young adults. Dr. Chokshi's research and education interests are focused on understanding the impact of early life stressors on health across the life course. To mitigate the effects of trauma and stress on children, Dr. Chokshi advocates for a trauma-informed approach to healthcare. She has developed web based e-modules to train outpatient pediatricians in responding to childhood adversity with a trauma informed care approach and has also trained medical students and residents at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GWSMHS). In a prior role at Children's National Hospital, she also worked with hospital leadership to develop hospital wide trauma-informed practices. In her current role at USUHS, Dr. Chokshi will be examining how military specific factors may impact child and and family health. Dr. Chokshi has a vested interest in medical education and completed Masters in Education at the George Washington University School of Education and Human Development.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Chokshi B, Schumacher HK, Reese K, et al. A "resident-as-teacher" curriculum using a flipped classroom approach: Can a model designed for efficiency also be effective? Academic Medicine. 2017;92(4):511-514 doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000001534

King S, Chen, D, Chokshi, B. Becoming Trauma-Informed: Validating a Tool to Assess Health Professional’s Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2019; 5e215. doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000215

Stein S, Swerlick A, Chokshi B. Employing an Adaptive Leadership Framework to Childhood Adversity Screening. Pediatrics. 2020;145(1). doi:10.1542/peds.2018-3820

Chokshi B and Skjoldager K. Adolescent Patient Perspectives on Addressing Childhood Adversity in the Primary Care Setting. Clinical Pediatrics. 2020; 59(11).1014-1018 doi: 10.1177/0009922820928056

Chokshi B, Chen KLD, Beers L. Interactive case-based childhood adversity and trauma-informed care electronic modules for pediatric primary care. MedEdPORTAL. 2020;16:10990.

Chokshi B, Walsh K, Dooley D, Falusi O, Deyton L, Beers L. Teaching trauma-informed care: a symposium for medical students. MedEdPORTAL. 2020;16:11061.

Chokshi B, Pletcher BA, Strait JS. A trauma-informed approach to the pediatric COVID-19 response. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2021;51(2):100970. doi:10.1016/j.cppeds.2021.100970

Smiley Y, Sadeghi N, Jolda C, Chokshi B. Parenting in a Pandemic: Supporting Teen-Headed Families During COVID-19. Clinical Pediatrics. October 2021. doi:10.1177/00099228211054296

Chokshi B and Goldman E. Using Trauma-Informed Care in Practice: Evaluation of Internal Medicine Resident Training and Factors Affecting Clinical Use. Permanente Journal. 2021 25(4). doi: