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Nancy Binkin

TitleAdjunct Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Public Health
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0725
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Dr. Binkin has a longstanding interest and experience in global health. She worked for 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and subsequently as chief of the policy and evidence unit in the Health Section of UNICEF. She worked in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America on a range of topics but focusing on maternal and child health (MCH). She also worked for 12 years with the Italian National Institute of Health, where she ran an epidemiology training program and led the establishment of the Italian Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (PASSI) and played a major role in establishing the national childhood nutrition survey (OKKIO alla salute) and served as the liaison to a variety of European training initiatives. She currently serves as a consultant for the USAID-sponsored Translating Research into Action (TRAction) project, where she is the lead technical advisor for a series of projects designed to improve equity in MCH services, and for TEPHINET, the international network of epidemiology training programs.


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    1. Karanja S, Gichuki R, Igunza P, Muhula S, Ofware P, Lesiamon J, Leshore L, Kyomuhangi-Igbodipe LB, Nyagero J, Binkin N, Ojakaa D. Factors influencing deliveries at health facilities in a rural Maasai Community in Magadi sub-County, Kenya. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 01 03; 18(1):5. PMID: 29298670.
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    2. Mtove G, Mugasa JP, Messenger LA, Malima RC, Mangesho P, Magogo F, Plucinski M, Hashimu R, Matowo J, Shepard D, Batengana B, Cook J, Emidi B, Halasa Y, Kaaya R, Kihombo A, Lindblade KA, Makenga G, Mpangala R, Mwambuli A, Mzava R, Mziray A, Olang G, Oxborough RM, Seif M, Sambu E, Samuels A, Sudi W, Thomas J, Weston S, Alilio M, Binkin N, Gimnig J, Kleinschmidt I, McElroy P, Moulton LH, Norris L, Ruebush T, Venkatesan M, Rowland M, Mosha FW, Kisinza WN. Erratum to: The effectiveness of non-pyrethroid insecticide-treated durable wall lining to control malaria in rural Tanzania: study protocol for a two-armed cluster randomized trial. BMC Public Health. 2016 11 25; 16(1):1195. PMID: 27887607.
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    3. Mtove G, Mugasa JP, Messenger LA, Malima RC, Mangesho P, Magogo F, Plucinski M, Hashimu R, Matowo J, Shepard D, Batengana B, Cook J, Emidi B, Halasa Y, Kaaya R, Kihombo A, Lindblade KA, Makenga G, Mpangala R, Mwambuli A, Mzava R, Mziray A, Olang G, Oxborough RM, Seif M, Sambu E, Samuels A, Sudi W, Thomas J, Weston S, Alilio M, Binkin N, Gimnig J, Kleinschmidt I, McElroy P, Moulton LH, Norris L, Ruebush T, Venkatesan M, Rowland M, Mosha FW, Kisinza WN. The effectiveness of non-pyrethroid insecticide-treated durable wall lining to control malaria in rural Tanzania: study protocol for a two-armed cluster randomized trial. BMC Public Health. 2016 07 25; 16:633. PMID: 27456339; PMCID: PMC4960851.
    4. Cofini V, Cecilia MR, DI Giacomo D, Binkin N, DI Orio F. Energy drinks consumption in Italian adolescents: preliminary data of social, psychological and behavioral features. Minerva Pediatr. 2016 Jun 08. PMID: 27271038.
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    5. Ergo A, Ritter J, Gwatkin DR, Binkin N. Measurement of Health Program Equity Made Easier: Validation of a Simplified Asset Index Using Program Data From Honduras and Senegal. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2016 Mar; 4(1):155-64. PMID: 27016551; PMCID: PMC4807756.
    6. Abuya T, Ndwiga C, Ritter J, Kanya L, Bellows B, Binkin N, Warren CE. The effect of a multi-component intervention on disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015 Sep 22; 15:224. PMID: 26394616; PMCID: PMC4580125.
    7. Dunn AC, Black CL, Arnold J, Brodine S, Waalen J, Binkin N. Childhood vaccination coverage rates among military dependents in the United States. Pediatrics. 2015 May; 135(5):e1148-56. PMID: 25869378.
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    8. George A, Young M, Nefdt R, Basu R, Sylla M, Clarysse G, Bannicq MY, de Sousa A, Binkin N, Diaz T. Community health workers providing government community case management for child survival in sub-Saharan Africa: who are they and what are they expected to do? Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Nov; 87(5 Suppl):85-91. PMID: 23136282; PMCID: PMC3748527.
    9. Chopra M, Sharkey A, Dalmiya N, Anthony D, Binkin N. Strategies to improve health coverage and narrow the equity gap in child survival, health, and nutrition. Lancet. 2012 Oct 13; 380(9850):1331-40. PMID: 22999430.
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    10. Chopra M, Binkin N, Mason E, Wolfheim C. Integrated management of childhood illness: what have we learned and how can it be improved? Arch Dis Child. 2012 Apr; 97(4):350-4. PMID: 22278806.
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    11. Binkin N, Chopra M, Simen-Kapeu A, Westhof D. Do improvements in outreach, clinical, and family and community-based services predict improvements in child survival? An analysis of serial cross-sectional national surveys. BMC Public Health. 2011 Jun 09; 11:456. PMID: 21658267; PMCID: PMC3141447.
    12. Fischer Walker CL, Friberg IK, Binkin N, Young M, Walker N, Fontaine O, Weissman E, Gupta A, Black RE. Scaling up diarrhea prevention and treatment interventions: a Lives Saved Tool analysis. PLoS Med. 2011 Mar; 8(3):e1000428. PMID: 21445330; PMCID: PMC3062532.
    13. Baldissera S, Campostrini S, Binkin N, Minardi V, Minelli G, Ferrante G, Salmaso S. Features and initial assessment of the Italian Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (PASSI), 2007-2008. Prev Chronic Dis. 2011 Jan; 8(1):A24. PMID: 21159236; PMCID: PMC3044035.
    14. Binkin N, Gigantesco A, Ferrante G, Baldissera S. Depressive symptoms among adults 18-69 years in Italy: results from the Italian behavioural risk factor surveillance system, 2007. Int J Public Health. 2010 Oct; 55(5):479-88. PMID: 20033253.
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    15. Vignally P, Baldissera S, Binkin N, Arrighi J, Amoros JP. Using the Italian Surveillance System (PASSI) as a model to track health conditions and risk behaviors in Corsica. Prev Chronic Dis. 2008 Jul; 5(3):A104. PMID: 18558021; PMCID: PMC2483542.
    16. Scanlan JM, Binkin N, Michieletto F, Lessig M, Zuhr E, Borson S. Cognitive impairment, chronic disease burden, and functional disability: a population study of older Italians. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007 Aug; 15(8):716-24. PMID: 17567931.
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    17. Binkin N, Bertozzi N, Bakken E, Vitali P. [Prevalence of and risk factors for functional dependence in the non-institutionalised elderly population of 11 Italian Regions: results of the Argento Study, 2002.]. Ig Sanita Pubbl. 2007 May-Jun; 63(3):263-72. PMID: 17805352.
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    18. Ciancio BC, Di Renzi M, Binkin N, Perra A, Prato R, Bella A, Niutta P, Rossi F, Germinario C, Balducci MT, Caputi G, Fusco A. [Risk factors for mortality during a heat-wave in Bari (Italy), summer 2005.]. Ig Sanita Pubbl. 2007 Mar-Apr; 63(2):113-25. PMID: 18223698.
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    19. Michieletto F, Binkin N, Saugo M, Boorson S, Scanlan J. [Use of the Mini-Cog test as a screening method for dementia in the Italian population: the Argento Study results]. Ig Sanita Pubbl. 2006 Mar-Apr; 62(2):159-72. PMID: 17206187.
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    20. Maloney SA, Fielding KL, Laserson KF, Jones W, Nguyen TN, Dang QA, Nguyen HP, Nguyen AT, Duong TC, Vo TC, Seawright MF, O'Rourke T, Truong XL, Nguyen TN, Binkin N, Cetron MS. Assessing the performance of overseas tuberculosis screening programs: a study among US-bound immigrants in Vietnam. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Jan 23; 166(2):234-40. PMID: 16432095.
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    21. Pizzuti R, Caffari B, Binkin N. [Prescription drugs and the elderly: results of the Argento study]. Ig Sanita Pubbl. 2006 Jan-Feb; 62(1):11-26. PMID: 17206165.
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    22. Bertozzi N, Vitali P, Binkin N, Perra A, D'Argenio P. ["Quality of life" of the elderly population: a survey to evaluate elderly people's self -perceived health in 11 Italian regions (Argento Study, 2002).]. Ig Sanita Pubbl. 2005 Nov-Dec; 61(6):545-59. PMID: 17206237.
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    23. Mancini C, Williamson D, Binkin N, Michieletto F, De Giacomi GV. [Epidemiology of falls among the elderly]. Ig Sanita Pubbl. 2005 Mar-Apr; 61(2):117-32. PMID: 17206182.
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    24. Ansari NA, Kombe AH, Kenyon TA, Mazhani L, Binkin N, Tappero JW, Gebrekristos T, Nyirenda S, Lucas SB. Pathology and causes of death in a series of human immunodeficiency virus-positive and -negative pediatric referral hospital admissions in Botswana. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003 Jan; 22(1):43-7. PMID: 12544408.
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    25. Saraiya M, Cookson ST, Tribble P, Silk B, Cass R, Poonja S, Walting M, Howland N, Paz EA, Cochran J, Moser KS, Oxtoby MJ, Binkin N. Tuberculosis screening among foreign-born persons applying for permanent US residence. Am J Public Health. 2002 May; 92(5):826-9. PMID: 11988454; PMCID: PMC1447168.
    26. Talbot EA, Kenyon TA, Moeti TL, Hsin G, Dooley L, El-Halabi S, Binkin N. HIV risk factors among patients with tuberculosis--Botswana 1999. Int J STD AIDS. 2002 May; 13(5):311-7. PMID: 11972934.
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