Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH
Dr. Perrin’s research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill centers on the prevention of obesity and the role of pediatricians in helping young people achieve and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. She has examined pediatrician-parent communication regarding children’s weight, the benefits of body mass index screening, and obesity prevention among low-literacy, low-numeracy populations. She is one of five PIs on a multiple PI R01 from the NIH that proposes and studies a cluster randomized controlled trial of an intervention with parents of 2-month-old children and follows those children until they are 2 years old.
- Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
- Director, Child Health Program, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Chapel Hill, NC
- MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine
- MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health
- Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Yin H. S., Sanders L. M., Rothman R. L., Dreyer B. P., Mendelsohn A. L., White R. O., Finkle J. P., Perrin E. M. (2012). Assessment of health literacy and numeracy among Spanish-speaking parents of young children. Acad Pediatr, 12(1), 68-74.
- Perrin, E. M., Skinner A. C., Steiner M. J. (2012). Parental recall of physician communication of weight status: National trends from 1999 through 2008. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 166(4), 317-322.
- Perrin E. M., Jacobson Vann J. C., Benjamin J. T., Skinner A. C., Wegner S., Ammerman A. S. (2010). Use of a pediatrician toolkit to address parental perception of children’s weight status, nutrition, and activity behaviors. Acad Pediatr, 10(4), 274-281.
- Skinner A. C., Steiner M. J., Henderson F. W., Perrin E. M. (2010). Multiple markers of inflammation and weight status: Cross-sectional analyses throughout childhood. Pediatrics, 125(4), e1-e9.
- Oettinger M. D., Finkle J. P., Esserman D., Whitehead L., Spain T. K., Pattishall S. R., Rothman R. L., Perrin E. M. (2009). Color-coding improves parental understanding of body mass index charting. Acad Pediatr, 9(5), 330-338.
- Collaborating with Multiple PIs
- Collaboration in the Field of Pediatric Obesity
- Communication Strategies for Long-distance Collaboration
- Connecting with Other Researchers
- Deciding Authorship for Multiple PI Projects
- Feedback is Fundamental
- Fostering Communication Between Pediatricians and Parents
- Juggling an R01 and a K Award
- Prioritizing Work-Life Needs
- Question the Investment
- Sustainable Programs Start With Shared Values
- Take Cultural Perspectives into Account When Developing Interventions